Life In Canada
As a cold northern
country, Canada will be
one of the most greatly affected countries in the world. Temperatures are rising, particularly in the Arctic, where permafrost is thawing and the ocean's ice cover is shrinking. Even greater changes are expected in the future.

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Ongoing Activities
Interested in ways to help conserve our environment? Check out our ongoing activities to see how you can get involved.

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An Impact on Water Resources

Climate change will also bring drought. When temperatures increase, water evaporates faster. So even if there is an increase in precipitation due to climate change, scientists predict that we will see more droughts. This could reduce crop yields and make crops more vulnerable to pests and disease. The impacts of drought could offset whatever advantage arises due to a longer growing season.

Water impacts are expected to be among the more severe impacts of climate change throughout the world. Already, 1/3 of the world’s population faces water scarcity, and this figure could more than double over the next 30 years as climate change leads to greater water shortages. 

Another effect of drought will be depleted freshwater resources. This will affect the quantity and quality of drinking water, the use of lakes and rivers for transportation, recreation, and fishing, and our ability to generate hydroelectric power.