Sound, unbiased information on the impacts of climate change in Canada plays an important role in informing the Canadian public. A more informed Canadian public will be in a better position to respond to climate change and to contribute to climate change policy and programs developed by all levels of government throughout Canada. In response to this need, CCME established an intergovernmental task group intended to provide Canadians with such information. The product of their work is Climate, Nature, People: Indicators of Canadaís Changing Climate available below.
Climate, Nature People: Indicators of Canada's Changing Climate describes changes to Canadaís climate during the 20th century and reviews trends and implications for twelve climate change indicators. Temperature, precipitation, and other trends identified in the report suggest that climate in many regions of Canada is changing. Individuals, communities, businesses and ecosystems will all be affected, although impacts will vary across the country. By producing this report, CCME is raising awareness of the impacts changes in climate may have on the things Canadians value.