CLIMATE CHANGE: Price tag for rising seas could hit $9.5 billion for Lower Mainland region of BC
False Creek, Steveston, need protection, report on Metro warns
“Combating rising sea levels due to global warming could cost $9.5 billion in flood-protection improvements in Metro Vancouver by 2100, according to a report released Tuesday by the B.C. government. The report, Cost of Adaptation: Sea Dikes and Alternative Strategies, covers the Metro Vancouver coastal shoreline and the Fraser River downstream of Port Mann Bridge – an area with more than 250 kilometres of shoreline,” wrote Larry Pynn in an article published by the Vancouver Sun.
He reported that Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, said that funding for dyking projects tends to be shared by municipal, provincial and federal governments and he expects that to continue into the future.
“This is the start of a long and complex process,” he quoted Minister Thompson as stating, “the level of flood-protection improvements will depend on the extent to which climate-change predictions come true.”
To Learn More:
To read the complete story as published in the Vancouver Sun in December 2012, click on Prce tage for rising seas could hit $9.5 billion: False Creek, Steveston need protection, report on Metro warns
To download a copy of the report, click on Cost of Adaptation: Sea Dikes and Alternative Strategies.