Tuesday, March 17, 2009

UN: Rising sea levels threaten Bay of Fundy coast


TRURO — Canada's environment minister will be looking into potential problems for major flooding along the Bay of Fundy coastline.

Nova Scotia MP Bill Casey says he has raised concerns with Jim Prentice given that the United Nations Panel on Global Warming identified the Bay of Fundy as one of the most vulnerable in North America.

The report said the area could be severely damaged due to rising sea levels resulting from global warming.

Casey says Prentice is trying to identify resources to assess the vulnerability of the Bay of Fundy shoreline.

He told the minister about the damage caused by severe storms in the Advocate area last December and in Truro and Bible Hill during the past few years.

More info: http://www.mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/review/1996/Shaw/Shaw_e.html and: http://www.bofep.org/climate.htm

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