Climate change science

 

Skeptical Science

This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism.

Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn't what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticize any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming.  

 

Carbon Brief

Carbon Brief is a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. They specialise in clear, data-driven articles and graphics to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response. CB publishes a wide range of content, including science explainers, interviews, analysis and factchecks, as well as daily and weekly email summaries of newspaper and online coverage.

 

Climate Central

An independent organization of leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public. Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report on climate science, energy, sea level rise, wildfires, drought, and related topics.

 

NASA Climate Change & Global Warming

NASA, has its "eyes on the earth" and a wealth of knowledge on the Earth’s climate system and its components, it is a world expert in climate science. NASA’s purview is to provide the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change.

 


Canadian climate change websites

 

Climate Atlas of Canada

How is the climate of Canada going to change in the coming decades? Explore the map to find out how the climate may change in your area.

The Canada Climate Atlas answers this important question by providing you with detailed, state-of-the-art yet easily understood information about the region’s changing climate.

 

NAN Climate

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation is engaging their communities on how to protect ancestral land for the benefit of generations to come.

 

 
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Nunavaut Climate Change Centre

The Nunavut Climate Change Centre (NC3) is a web-based climate change resource centre intended to provide current climate change information relevant to Nunavummiut.

Climate change is happening to our land. The NC3 seeks to help Nunavummiut become more aware of its impact and learn how to engage and adapt.    

 

Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario’s five year plan to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas pollution and transition to a low-carbon economy. Learn more and download the plan at this website.

 

Climate Change Canada

A collection of information and resources including Canada’s action on climate change, future climate, partnerships, adaptation, health, science, and emissions reporting.

 

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

 
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Fort McPherson Community Wildfire Protection Plan

The Fort McPherson case study provides adaptations strategies that can be applied to other forested communities vulnerable to wildfires. Strategies to reduce the risks associated with wildfires are outlined in the vegetation management, structural and infrastructure options, public education and emergency planning chapters.

 
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Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan - Clyde River, Nunavut

The Clyde River action plan highlights climate change vulnerabilities experienced by northern communities (increased precipitation and severity of storms, rising sea levels, changing permafrost and ice conditions etc) and discusses adaptation strategies and the steps and resources needed to achieve them.
 

 
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Pathways to Climate Resilience: A Guidebook for Rural Canadian Communities in Forest Areas

This report provides a  six step climate resilience trail map for rural Canadian forest-based communities. Each step is described in detail and uses Black Forest First Nation as a case study example.

 

District of Elkford: Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

The Elkford report on the community's adaptation strategy to climate change provides the reader a detailed look at the steps required to assess and plan climate change adaptation strategies. The report uses six steps to examine potential changes in climate and investigate their impacts and potential risks. With this they looked to identify the community six adaptation priorities (wildfire, flooding/land slides, snow, water availability, ecosystem change, and disease/pests) and designed action plans for each vulnearbility.

 

Other Resources and Websites

 

Arctic Eider Society

The Arctic Eider Society is a registered Canadian charity working with Inuit and Cree communities to provide training and capacity in community-driven research, culturally relevant education for youth, and innovative tools and technologies to help communities address issues of food security, safety and environmental stewardship for sea ice and marine ecosystems.

 
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Northern Ontario native seed guide

In 2014 the De Beers Victor mine began collecting local, native seed to revegetate their mine site. There was a need for simple and effective protocols on how to collect, clean, store, and grow wild seed. This information can be used by mine planners, consultants, and nearby First Nation communities that wish to begin small seed collection businesses. This website, the plant guide, and these protocols were developed as part of a Master’s research project at Laurentian University, under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Campbell. 

Download the full plant guide here