Climate Change – News and Resources, Media

This page is a compilation of topical information, reports and resources 

Would it still be cottage country without the loon? (FOCA)


Naturally Resilient is  Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Climate Adaptation Strategy.  It is organized around five goals that the ministry will work toward over the next five years to address key areas of climate change vulnerability:

  • Mainstream adaptation
  • Build resilience and biodiversity
  • Increase science, research and knowledge
  • Increase awareness and motivation
  • Optimize services and response

November 14, 2017 – What climate change has in store for Ontario – Between the extreme heat and the floods, we won’t recognize the Ontario of our grandchildren (TVO)

January 18, 2017 – NASA, NOAA data show 2016 warmest year on record globally

January 20, 2016 – Analyses reveal record-shattering global warm temperatures in 2015 (NASA)

July 2015 – 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record (American Meteorological Society)

April 19th, 2016 – Read the new document from the Muskoka Watershed Council: Planning for Climate Change in Muskoka

July 2015 – What—And Who—Are Actually Causing Climate Change? This Graphic Will Tell You (World Resources Institute)
This interactive report includes data highlighting the main sources of greenhouse gases (GHG) in Canada (Energy, Agriculture and Waste), and other facts, including: Canada emits more than double the global average GHG emissions per person. Note in Ontario, the sector by sector contributors (in descending order of magnitude) are: Transportation, Industry, Buildings, Electricity, Agriculture, Waste (source: 2014 ECO Greenhouse Gas Report)

July 20, 2015 – Great Lakes states are in ecological debt  (Global Footprint Network, and Earth Economics)
This information compares overall resource use or “footprint” with the ability of Great Lakes states (and provinces) to respectively provide the resources, (known as “biocapacity”).  Note that notwithstanding the relatively high biocapacity of Ontario – we’re still in a deficit…

Climate Change and Biodiversity Turmoil (Environmental Commissioner of Ontario)

Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR)

The World is getting warmer (NASA Earth Observatory)

Sept 22 2014 – The Dilemma of Growth (Guardian Newspaper)

9 TED Talks on Climate Change

Ontario’s Conservation Authorities Help Build Resiliency to Meet the Challenges of an Uncertain Future (Conservation Ontario)

Climate Ready: Ontario’s Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (Ontario Ministry of Environment)

Looking for Leadership: The Costs of Climate Inaction (Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, June 2014)

An assessment of Ontario’s climate change adaptation strategy “Ready for Change?” (Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, 2012)

Addressing climate change impacts within the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (Environment Canada)

 

 

 

Please advise if there are important references missing ….

Terry ReesClimate Change – News and Resources, Media