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

https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/vancouvers-changing-shoreline.pdf

 

 

Here is a link to the website for more information

https://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/sea-level-rise.aspx

 

 

Exercises

 

  • 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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