United States

Climate change and the rising risk of flooding for the Great Lakes

An elderly woman and her husband along with their pets are rescued by U.S. Coast Guard after their home was flooded. Image: REUTERS/US Coast Guard

Daniel Macfarlane

Senior fellow, Bill Graham Centre, University of Toronto & Associate Professor, Western Michigan University

Share:
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how United States is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

United States

Lake Michigan’s high water levels consumed beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in 2019.
Image: Daniel Macfarlane
High water levels inundate a waterfront home on the St. Lawrence River in May 2017.
Image: Mike Beauregard/flickr
Have you read?
Utility workers make their way along Rue Rene in Gatineau, Que. during flooding of the Ottawa River in April 2019.
Image: The Canadian Press/Justin Tang
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
United StatesFuture of the EnvironmentGlobal RisksWaterInfrastructureLong-Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development
Share:
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

1:34
US’s Endangered Species Act Helped Save At Least 227 Species

Valeriy Ivanov

January 25, 2023

About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum