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
  • 37 Titles

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The National What you need to know about the federal carbon tax

The federal Liberal government will begin levying its carbon tax on greenhouse gas-emitting fuels today in the four provinces that have refused to take part in the pan-Canadian climate framework.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average, according to a new government report.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

News in Review - January 2019 Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us

Global warming is having a massive impact on the planet. In October 2018, the world’s leading climate scientists met and warned that there are only a dozen years to limit global warming. They predict urgent change is needed or the planet is in peril. Much of that warming can be linked to human activity. Glaciers are barometers of climate change ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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  • NIR-19-01 - PDF - Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us

  • NIR-19-01 - PPT - Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us

The National Climate change could wake up Canada's dormant volcanoes

Scientists at Simon Fraser University argue that climate change is destabilizing volcanoes around the world, and they're using a British Columbia mountain range to prove their theory. Not far from Whistler, Mount Meager shows signs of dangerous things to come, which has researchers keeping a very close eye on it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2019

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

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