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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Temperature Changes

All indications are that the warming we have been experiencing is going to continue. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (which brings together scientists from around the world, including Canadian scientists) predicts an average temperature increase of 1.1 – 6.4°C over the next 100 years! That may not seem like a lot, but think about this…during the last Ice Age, average temperatures were only about 5 degrees cooler than they are now. The 5 degrees of warming that ended the Ice Age was enough to melt the vast ice sheets that covered North America.