Flooding. Another consequence of extreme weather due to climate change is flooding. Flooding is caused by an increase in the amount of precipitation and severe storms, along with other factors such as rapid melting of snow, ice jams in rivers and rising sea levels.
How is Canada affected by climate change?
The region will experience more storm events, increasing storm intensity, rising sea levels, storm surges, coastal erosion and flooding from a warming in global temperatures. Moreover, coastal communities, which make up much of the population in Atlantic Canada, are those most vulnerable to these impacts.
What is Canada doing about 2020 climate change?
In December of 2020, the Government of Canada introduced A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy – Canada’s strengthened climate plan. The plan builds on the efforts that are currently underway through the PCF to cut more pollution, to create more good jobs, and to support a healthier economy and environment.
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.
How does climate change affect 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.
What will happen to Canada in 2050?
Canada’s economy could shrink by 6.9 per cent per year by 2050 without more ambitious climate action – Oxfam. Canada’s economy could shrink by 6.9 per cent annually by 2050 without more ambitious climate action, according to Oxfam’s analysis of research by the Swiss Re Institute.