As the world heats up and the polar icecaps melt, sea levels could rise as much as one metre in 50 years, according to this 1988 CBC-TV clip.

This means that Canada’s coastal cities — like Saint John, N.B., shown in this clip — could be headed for trouble. To minimize disaster, these cities will need to consider the projections of climate change in their city planning.

Environment Minister Tom McMillan stresses that these warnings comes from reputable scientists, not just “some kook on a street corner.”

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