WATER SHORTAGES, THREATS TO INFRASTRUCTURE, fires and pests in timberlands, stresses on fisheries and agriculture: these are some of the main climate change impacts faced by BC and they are impacts that need to be addressed proactively at the community level.
Those findings were part of a study co-authored by Department of Geography Professors Ian Walker and Terry Prowse. The report, “From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate” was completed for Natural Resources Canada.
“Climate change is not just a concept. It’s very real and the time to adapt is now,” says Walker, one of the main authors of the report’s BC chapter. He says the report should be a resource for anyone who wants to know what climate change is doing to their region.
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