Impacts

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    Impacts of climate change

    Rising average temperatures do not simply mean balmier winters. Some regions will experience more extreme heat, while others may cool slightly. More »

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    Health impacts

    Human health will be strongly impacted by climate change. More »

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    Economic impacts

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts damage caused by climate change will cost countries anywhere from 1-5 per cent of GDP depending on geography and the rate of warming. More »

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    Forest impacts

    Climate change is threatening the health of forests around the world. In Canada, forests cover almost half of the landmass and make up 10 per cent of the world's forest cover. Forests are a crucial part of Canada's natural heritage, wilderness areas and economy. More »

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    Species and ecosystem impacts

    Climate change is altering the pattern of life on the planet, causing widespread species extinction, migration and behaviour changes. More »

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    Water impacts

    Climate change will seriously affect water resources around the world. Changing water levels, temperatures and flow will in turn affect food supply, health, industry, transportation, and ecosystem integrity. More »