Bermuda’s key installations at risk from climate change

| 31/03/2010

(Royal Gazette): The Island’s airport and power station could disappear underwater that is one of the more alarming predictions from a report on the effects of climate change on Bermuda. Experts at the International Panel for Climate Change, predict that the rise in sea level this century could be up to 0.59 metres but as high as two metres if the ice sheets melt. And a projected two-metre sea level rise would "drown" L.F. Wade International Airport and flood up to 2,000 residential and commercial buildings. The main power plant at Belco, the Island’s only supplier of electricity, would also be swamped.

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