Chapter 7 – Climate Change

Vancouver’s changing shoreline

A particular case can be studied due to Vancouver City.  They issued a report called “Vancouver’s Changing Shoreline, preparing for sea level rise “.  It can be accessed  here



Here is a link to the website for more information





  • How old will a person be when the sea level has risen 1 metre?  Assume the baby was born this year.
  • Compare and contrast the two main mechanisms of sea level rise — polar ice melting and the expansion of water due to the increase in temperature



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