(2014) Natural Resources Canada
The climate is changing – in Canada and throughout the world. Globally, international assessments continue to identify rising air and ocean temperatures, shifting precipitation patterns, shrinking glaciers, declining snow cover and sea ice extent, rising sea level and changes in extreme events (IPCC, 2013).
In 2008, the Government of Canada released a national-scale science assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation: From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate).
This report – Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation – is a 2014 update to the 2008 assessment. It discusses climate change impacts and adaptation from a sectoral perspective, based primarily on literature published up to the end of 2012. Led by Natural Resources Canada, the updated assessment involved over 90 authors and 115 expert reviewers, and synthesizes over 1,500 recent publications.
The report focus is on the following sectors: natural resources, food production, biodiversity and protected areas, human health, water and transportation infrastructure and industry.