Claim: ‘Canada has dormant volcanoes. Climate change could wake them up’
According to William-Jones, much of Mount Meager is held together by a mix of rock and ice. That ice is slowly melting, he said, and as the resulting water seeps through the rock, its walls start to recede, destabilizing the volcano.
“So if we start to change the flow of water — say, due to climate change as the glaciers are starting to recede — we’re starting to potentially see issues around that changing dynamic,” he said.