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New Sea Level Rise Projections in British Columbia

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Published on Mar 25, 2015

This webinar, held March 25, 2015, covers new projections on sea-level rise in BC based on the latest science from the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The projections incorporate global sea-level rise from glaciers and ice sheets, warming of the oceans, groundwater extraction, and impoundment of water in reservoirs, and include local factors such as vertical land motion and dynamic oceanographic changes. The projections of relative sea-level rise give a basis for considering future extreme water levels and associated flooding events.

Presenter:

Thomas James, Research Scientist, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada

This is a video of a webinar in the series “Getting Ready for Climate Change: Tools for Local Governments Adapting to Climate Change.” The webinar was presented by the Fraser Basin Council and the Province of BC, with funding from Natural Resources Canada.

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