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New report outlines climate change challenges on Canada’s Arctic coast – CBC
by ahnationtalk onApril 19, 2016754 Views
Apr 18, 2016
More than 70 per cent of all Canadian coasts located in the North
Canada’s longest — and most northern — coastline will soon have to combat vast challenges such as storms, floods, erosion and melting sea ice in the wake of climate change, according to a Natural Resources Canada report.
Canada’s marine coasts in a changing climate offers a glimpse of the harsh environmental impacts of climate change that the country’s Arctic coast, and the communities lining it, will have to take into account when planning for the future.
“It’s well recognized globally that climate change impacts on the coast will be among the most significant,” said Don Lemmen, the report’s lead editor.