Rising sea levels pose risks to coastal infrastructure in many communities across Newfoundland and Labrador. Structures such as roads and houses built close to sea level will be increasingly vulnerable to these impacts, while the height of wharves and breakwaters will need to be raised in response to higher sea levels. In 2013, a storm surge damaged the boardwalk in the Town of Placentia, a costal community that has first-hand experience when it comes to how the extreme weather events are intensified by higher sea levels.
This application was created by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. It is designed to provide a broad overview of how climate change is impacting Newfoundland and Labrador, and facilitate meeting curriculum outcomes for the high school course Environmental Science 3205.