Climate Change

According to a 2019 Environment and Climate Change Canada report, the country is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average. From devastating wildfires to massive storms, the increase in extreme weather has been a reminder that climate change is already happening. This collection examines the state of the environment while also highlighting trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable future.

  • 2019
  • 9-12
  • 29 Titles

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The National How the new carbon plan works

The federal Liberal government will slap a carbon tax on fuels in provinces and territories with no adequate emissions pricing plans of their own. But how will it work? The National explains.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

Doc Zone Playing God with Planet Earth

It may sound like a sci-fi movie — scientists mimic the effects of a volcanic explosion in a desperate bid to reverse global warming — but it's really happening. As this Doc Zone program reveals, scientists are experimenting with radical schemes to cool the planet. Could these remedies be a form of technological suicide?Salting the ocean with iron dust to trigger plankton ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2019 Polar Bears: A Species in Peril New

Polar bears have long been a Canadian icon. They live in colder northern climates and hunt for seals. But the climate is changing and the earth is warming. As a result, polar bear numbers are in decline. As the sea ice recedes, the bears lose places to hunt and are stuck ashore, often starving. And their birth rates are declining. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

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The National Rising sea levels will put U.S. homes at risk in near future

The Union of Concerned Scientists says more than 310,000 existing homes are projected to be at risk of flooding every two weeks by 2045. The National visited one coastal community to see how it's dealing with the problem.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

News in Review - April 2019 Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change New

While the cause of climate change may still be hotly debated – with many scientists saying it’s human activity while others suggesting it’s a cyclical heating up of the planet – the fact that climate change is occurring is not up for debate. There are indicators everywhere, from extreme weather events to rising seas levels, shrinking polar ice caps to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

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News in Review - September 2006 The Big Melt: Canada's Changing Arctic

Global warming is a threat to the future of countries all over the world. But nowhere are its effects being felt more right now than in places like the Canadian Arctic. Temperatures are warmer, and the ice pack less dense. In this News in Review story we'll look at how global warming is changing life in the Arctic. We'll also ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2006

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  • The Big Melt: Canada's Changing Arctic

News in Review - May 2007 The Dangers of Global Warming

In early April 2007 an international panel of scientists released a bleak report about the threat of climate change. The scientists warned that if climate change goes unchecked billions of people could face shortages of food and water. In this News in Review story we'll look at how global warming is affecting British Columbia's forests and Australia's beaches. We'll also ...
  • 2007
  • 00:16:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2007

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  • The Dangers of Global Warming

The National The Shrinking Bears: What will happen to the polar bears of Hudson Bay?

Global warming has forced the polar bears of Canada's Hudson Bay to confront this reality and the possible threat of extinction. Experts from the Canadian Wildlife Service track and monitor the polar bears and show how their shrinking environment leads to less food, starvation and in many cases, death. The far-reaching consequences of global warming is clearly illustrated in this ...
  • 1998
  • 00:17:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013