Rising sea levels a threat to Metro Vancouver

Categories: Big picture
Published on: October 2, 2016

CBC News / 29 September 2016

sandbag-delta-king-tidePeople call him “Dr. Doom,” but Simon Fraser University earth sciences professor John Clague says the Lower Mainland needs to prepare for the effects of climate change in the region.

Clague says sea levels are already rising, and unless action is taken now, the costs could be massive in the coming decades.

He says sea level rise and shore erosion could cost the region billions, and some people could lose their homes.

Ahead of a panel discussion on the topic, Clague spoke with On The Coast host Stephen Quinn about how rising sea levels will impact the Lower Mainland.