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More intense storms likely due to climate change, says Ecology Action Centre

The Ecology Action Centre says Nova Scotia can expect more extreme weather events like what we've seen this week and says people need to stop building in inappropriate places
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The Ecology Action Centre says Nova Scotia can expect more extreme weather events like what we've seen this week and says people need to stop building in inappropriate places.

Wetlands and water officer Mimi O'Handley tells CityNews the threat of damage to infrastructure on coastal Nova Scotia is severe.

"The impacts of climate change are going to intensify and we're going to see more of these extreme weather events in Nova Scotia that look like more rainfall and an increase in storms, both in frequency and severity," she said. 

O'Handley says Nova Scotia is experiencing the highest level of relative sea level rise and says the threat of damage to communities is intense.

She says people wanting to buy or build on the coast need to be better informed of the long term impacts of climate change.




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