Canada warming at twice the global rate

Categories: Big picture
Published on: November 25, 2015

CBC News / 23 November 2015

bc-wildfiresCanada’s rate of warming is about twice the global rate, according to a climate change briefing presented to the country’s premiers on Monday.

For the first time in nearly seven years, federal, provincial and territorial leaders gathered together in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Their meeting comes a week before the start of the UN climate change conference in Paris, known as COP21.

Alain Bourque, the executive director at Ouranos, a consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change, told the first ministers an increase of two degrees in average temperatures globally could mean that Canada would see a change of about three to four degrees.