Vancouver is Canadian city most at risk from climate disruption threats

Coastal Cities at Risk project says Metro Vancouver is “the coastal city in Canada most at risk from sea-level rise combined with other climate change-related threats”:

“In an OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) report, Vancouver is rated 15th (in the world) for exposed assets, with $55 billion at risk, and 32nd in terms of population at risk, with 320,000 people exposed,” CCAR says, listing the infrastructure at risk in Vancouver as highways, sewer systems, waste treatment facilities, shipping and ferry terminals and the airport.

Farmland, residential and industrial areas would be at risk, and about 220,000 of the 320,000 people at risk in the area live at or below sea level, protected by 127 kilometres of dikes that were not built to withstand sea level rise.

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