Fisheries officials are set to beef up their efforts to cope if the world continues to warm at its current pace, according to the ministry of environment.
The ministry has been mandated to submit its recommendations to the prime minister on the best way to deal with the threat of rising sea levels, according the Times of Canada.
“There is a need to plan for the future, but it is not yet time to do it.
We will do it in the next 10 years,” said Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq.
The minister said that the government is looking to address some of the problems identified by the Global Change Institute (GCI), which predicts a temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.8 degrees Fahrenheit) over the next century.
This means more coastal areas would need to be flooded and the impact of sea level rise would be greater, according a report by the GCI released last year.
Agluukkaq said that this could be seen in the country’s coastal areas and that a large portion of the country was underwater.
“What you have in our coastal areas is more of a sea-level rise problem, and so that’s why we’re looking at ways to address that,” she said.
“We need to make sure we have the appropriate mitigation measures in place to mitigate the effects of climate change on the coastal areas of our country.”
That’s what we’re focusing on now.
And I think there is some really good work going on.