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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-10-09 11:53 AM
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Climate change may force relocation of Salluit (Quebec)
Source: Nunatsiaq News

People in Salluit may someday see their community or at least some of it moved to a new location.

Thats because much of the land available for development near Salluit may undergo landslides or become unstable if warming continues at the current rate over the next 20 years.

The soil temperature in Salluit has increased by 1 C over the past 10 years, while average air temperatures have risen by at least 3.3 C since 1990.

If these trends continue, the clay-rich soils under the older part of town, which are sandwiched between layers of ice, could turn to mud and cause buildings to settle by up to three feet, causing them to buckle and collapse.


Read more: http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/climate_c... /
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-10-09 12:00 PM
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1. Ever been to Alexandria?
In the summer the walls meet the floor. In the winter, there are sometimes four inch gaps between the walls and the floors.

Marine clay fucks with buildings.
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