Module 1: What’s the problem?

Welcome to Module 1. In this Module you’ll have an opportunity to listen to more CBC’s 2050: Degrees of Change podcasts, view some videos with Dr. Cohen and Denise Withers, and engage in some discussion activities. Before you begin, take a moment to read the Executive Summary of Canada’s Changing Climate Report (2019). When you are ready, continue to Module 1.0: Overview to get started.

Learning Objectives

This module will help you:

  • Understand the evidence for our knowledge of historic climate trends for Canada
  • Explore scenario-based projections of future climate change for Canada
  • Become aware of the range of climate services available in Canada
  • Consider examples of how climate change affects water resources, snow and ice cover, and oceans along Canada’s coastlines

Reading & Resources

Canada’s Changing Climate Report: Read the Executive Summary, and refer to the full report in case you would like to go into greater depth on particular topics.

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is our regional climate service centre. PCIC conducts quantitative studies on the impacts of climate change and climate variability in the Pacific and Yukon region, providing regional climate information for planning.

The BC Government’s Resources for Preparing and Adapting to Climate Change is a great resource for existing tools, climate change health facts, the recent BC Climate Risk Assessment, which we discuss in Module 2.

You may also want to dive into Canada’s interactive Climate Atlas, where you can explore how various aspects of climate change are playing out in different regions of Canada and explore maps, graphs and climate data for provinces, local regions and cities across the country.

The Canadian Centre for Climate Services is another resource for climate resources, climate change concepts and trends, climate data, and has a climate-service support desk if you have further questions.



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