Report: Where will climate change hit Canada's coasts hardest?

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Canada’s long coastline is vulnerable sea level rise, but every stretch is different.

Canada famously has the longest coastline of any country in the world. That's a lot of real estate to monitor for signs of sensitivity of coastal areas to climate change.

Enter Gavin Manson, a coastal geoscientist with the Geological Survey of Canada who has spent the last eight years studying Canada's coasts for just that purpose.

Manson says the government has developed an index taking into account a variety of factors that lets them assess how vulnerable a particular stretch of coastline is, and the time frame in which it will be impacted.

For a more detailed look at the new report, watch Nathan Coleman's report above.

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