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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 by Hurricane Florence, in Brunswick County, North Carolina, U.S., September 16, 2018. Picture taken September 16, 2018.   Courtesy Trevor Lilburn/U.S. Coast Guard District 5/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.  MANDATORY CREDIT. - RC1BBF6FBC80

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
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Lake Michigan’s high water levels consumed beaches at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in 2019.
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High water levels inundate a waterfront home on the St. Lawrence River in May 2017.
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Utility workers make their way along Rue Rene in Gatineau, Que. during flooding of the Ottawa River in April 2019.
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