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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Cost of Climate Change

The cost of natural disasters is tremendous, in human terms first of all, but also in economic terms. Since 1950, losses from natural catastrophes have increased steadily. 

While these include losses from volcanoes and earthquakes, most of the great natural catastrophes are due to climate-related events such as flooding and wind storms. Some of these losses are due to natural climate variability, while others are because we are simply more vulnerable to natural catastrophe and because we are building in more vulnerable areas and we have more assets to put at risk. 



However, while it is impossible to say with any accuracy how much of the increase in losses is due to climate change, the trend in losses is broadly consistent with climate change projections.