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CDN by the Sea: St. John's, Newfoundland

13 Jul 2022 | Science Notes

We have made several virtual visits to St John’s over the years, such as during our Climate Emergency Tour in October 2019 and our 1919 or 2019? tour in April 2020. And we like it so much that now we return to assess the threat of sea level rise. And it’s a good thing we did, and that we included them on the Climate Emergency Tour, because at this rate sea levels will have risen a meter in a mere 411 years. Head for Signal Hill!

At the risk of confusing the issue, or confusing it further, we also note that the highest year in the record was back in 2010, and the 3rd-highest year was 2003, which at 7103 mm was effectively tied with 2019 (7104 mm). So it’s not as if there’s any hurry on the part of the ocean to swallow up the coastline.

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