How does climate change affect humans in Canada?
Climate-related health risks across Canada include increased heat stroke and death from the increased number and duration of heat waves 1213; and respiratory impacts from wildfire-related air pollution 14.
What does climate change mean for Canada?
The Canada’s Changing Climate Report suggests the rate of increase of the average mean temperature across the Prairies is greater than it is across the rest of the country, and that’s leading to a threat of more wildfires such as the devastating blaze in Fort McMurray in 2016.
How does climate change affect the Canadian economy?
A recent study on the global economic impacts of climate change by Moody’s concluded that Canada could be a “climate winner”: one of few countries that might benefit from a warming world. According to Moody’s, Canada’s GDP could increase by up to 0.3 per cent—about $9 billion per year—by the middle of this century.
How is Ontario affected by climate change?
In Ontario, we can expect average temperatures to rise by as much as 3 to 8 degrees Celsius over the next century. Warmer temperatures will result in milder winters, longer growing seasons and a higher frequency of severe weather events such as record-breaking storms, floods, droughts and heat waves.
Why is climate change important to Canada?
Why is it important? Climate change can have impacts on human health and safety, the economy, natural resources, and ecosystems in Canada and throughout the world. Climate impacts put supply chains and billions of dollars of assets at risk.