The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines this as a change of climate that is the result of direct or indirect human activity, changing the composition of the global atmosphere. Human activity includes the pollution arising from industrial activity and other sources that produce greenhouse gases.
Communities in New Brunswick can expect a rise in sea levels, increased storm surges, warmer weather, more intense rain, winter thaws, an increased risk of ice-jam flooding, larger fluctuations in river runoff, coastal erosion, flooding, extreme weather and fluctuations in groundwater availability.
Since 2012, the City of Bathurst has worked to integrate climate change considerations in its operations. Studies and efforts have been undertaken to produce a Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP). This is meant to be a living document, integrating new studies and/or relevant information as they become available.
First created in 2016, the CCAP addresses sea level rise, coastal erosion and coastal flooding. In 2017, the plan was amended by integrating inland flooding considerations. You can know more by accessing our document by accessing the links below:
*Note: Geology and land use is not considered in map modeling.
Disclaimer (for all maps): These maps are intended for general reference use only. The information on maps was derived from computer modeling. Even if the maps were created with due diligence, the content may be subject to inaccuracies. The boundaries depicted on these maps are not meant to be used authoritatively in any manner and does not imply official endorsement or acceptance by The City of Bathurst or its contributors.