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Climate change in canada

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Climate change in canada
By:
Matthew blinn and Eli Read
The effects of climate change on water resources in canada will have drastic effects on systems such as: lakes, seas, glaciers and rivers.

Some examples of effects on water resources and resulting consequences would be:
-Droughts occuring in lakes and rivers.
-Glaciers melt year long and are not replenishing.
-Snow melts earlier into the season.
-The prarie regions of Canada have an increased chance of drought.
-Rising sea levels, and as a result coastal erosion in coastal areas.
-Increased chance of flooding overall.
-Increased chance of water shortage in the Ontario region


Ecosystems
Due to negative human interaction with ecosystems along with general climate change brought upn by humans, ecosystems are starting to change in negative ways, and as such will have resounding negative effects on the planet.

Examples of effects on ecosystems, and the resounding negative consequences are:

- Risk of losing over 20% of canada's boreal forest.
- Increase of over 300% severity in forest fires. (From 1 million Hectares to three million in 10 years)
- Biodiversity is lowered and altered in the ecosystem overall.
-In Atlantic Canada, new species of marine wildlife will most likely be introduced due to changes in temperature-This could cause food chains to collapse as a result.
Communities and infrastructure
Due to negative human interaction, communties and important infrastructure are at risk due to rising water levels and other enviromental factors.

Examples of effects from climate change:
-Erosion of coastal communties Ex:PEI,NFL,NS,etc
-Loss of infrastructure due to increased flooding/coastal erosion due to higher water levels and runoff from glacier melting.
-coastal erosion due to higher water levels and runoff from glacier melting.
Resource based industries.
Due to climate change, resource based industries could have negative effects brought upon them-most likely from their own actions, in a twist of fate.

Such examples of negative effects are:

-Declining natural resources such as lumber, coal, food (primarily livestock), etc. Will cause shortages of said resource and most liely collapse of the given industry if the effect is great enough.
-Destruction of landscape as mining-based industries try to find minerals or oil in the earth.
-Collapse of industries will cause shortage of given material and will have numerous consequences depending on the material.
(Eg: loss of Oil, extreme oil shortage, will cause mass panic due to most home heating and cars being powerd by it.)
Human health.
Due to climate change, human health will detiorate due to outside sources due to human's negative impact on the enviroment.

Some examples:

-Increased temperature will cause tropical diseases to migrate to places where they would not be able to survive without a human host, allowing for it to spread more widely.
-Increased chance of water borne diseases due to increased water levels.
-Heat waves double in amount and severity in southern Canada
-Due to pollution, lower air quality overall, will cause (and trigger) resperitory diseases.
Water resources
Sources
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/climate-prosperity/degrees_of_change/pdf/NTreePosterMap_EN.pdf

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/climate-change/science/impacts/water-impacts/

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/climate-change/science/impacts/species-and-ecosystems/

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/climate-change/science/impacts/health-impacts/
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