12 May '11, 9pm

Arctic ice melting faster than predicted, threatening billions of dollars of investment on the Canadian coast:

Sinking beneath the seas: Canadian coast under threat in new predictions May 12, 2011 | Leave a comment Sea level rise due to climate change could inundate literally billions of dollars of investment in homes, roads, airports, and other infrastructure (Credit: Kurrs via Flickr). By Dale Marshall, Campaigner, David Suzuki Foundation Today in Nuuk, Greenland, ministers from Canada and other Arctic nations are being told to prepare for something that will have tremendous repercussions for Canada's coastal communities — sea level rise that could inundate literally billions of dollars of investment in homes, roads, airports, and other infrastructure. New research from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (PDF) shows that glaciers, sea ice, and ice sheets like the one that covers Greenland are now melting more quickly than before due to global climate change. As a conseq...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/climate-blog/2011/05/sin...

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