How Sea Level Rise Will Affect Coastal Cities

How Sea Level Rise Will Affect Coastal Cities

Sea level rise will be one of the most important problems in the future for the human population and that’s why governments have to raise awareness and act now.

This problem is caused by global warming in 2 ways. First, with the decline of glaciers, ice sheets and icebergs that are melting are adding up water in the ocean. Second, with global warming causing thermal dilatation of the water meaning that its volume is increasing.

The rise of water levels will mainly cause devastating impacts on coastal regions for the reason that they are very close to a body of water. The consequences of this issue can be the submersion of a city, apparitions of destructive erosion, flooding that can cause losses of habitats for animals, humans and fish, aquifer and agricultural soil contamination, and more.

Fortunately for us people living in Canada we have plenty of non-coastal land available compared to the Bahamas, but even though the country has the Maritimes and British Columbia that are going to be the provinces most impacted from It. According to the Dal News, Nova Scotia is one of the provinces that will be the most affected by the problem “Nova Scotia has one of the most severe rates of sea-level rise in Canada.” “Average sea level rose at a rate of 3.7 centimeters per century at Vancouver,” Informed British Columbia in a report. 

Here are some solutions that can help to prevent It : raising roads level, guiding flood, creating natural infrastructure, upgrading the sewage system, building stormwater pumps, elevating houses, slowly sinking land, and more.