Our planet is heating up. In Canada, the average annual temperature is increasing, peak summer temperatures are rising and heat waves are projected to become longer, more frequent and more intense.
Flooding and sea level rise
Climate change tends to lead to more variability. The water cycle is no exception, and precipitation patterns across Canada are becoming ever more variable. Winters will become wetter and extreme rainfall events twice as common by 2050.
More disruptive storms
The heightened energy in the atmosphere is likely to lead to more storm, though models are generally uncertain. Storms, whether lightning, winds, freezing rain or other, are predicted to become more frequent and more severe.
“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
— Marie Curie