Tuesday, 11 September 2012
The New York Times has a story today about the way New York, a port city from its beginnings, is going to have to fact rising seas due to melting ice caps. All other sea coast regions are going to have to do the same. For the great valley of the St. Lawrence, that may mean finding other sources for drinking water: the river has always been somewhat brackish at Quebec City but that will extend further upstream.
Because Montreal gets its drinking water from the river, an old joke around here is to call tap water being "St. Laurent frappé" or a soft drink from the river. Might become "St. Laurent salé" soon.
Photo: ducks may find their habitat affected greatly as wetlands flood.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom