Climate Atlas: Agriculture Topic Goes Live
Climate Atlas gets major update at local launch event.
In front of a home-town audience at the University of Winnipeg, the Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) unveiled its first major update to the Climate Atlas of Canada: an Agriculture themed section, complete with all-new articles, videos, and maps.
Manitoba’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Rochelle Squires, was on hand for the event. “The effects of climate change are real, and our support of the Prairie Climate Centre will allow them to further customize the Climate Atlas of Canada for Manitoba,” says Squires. “With our Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan we are working to make a difference and having this kind of information will support applied decision-making for all Manitobans.”
Climate maps for Agriculture
The Climate Atlas’s interactive map allows you to explore how climate change is likely to impact Canada’s agricultural sector.
Hotter temperatures and changes in precipitation may introduce new risks, while a longer growing season with more heat accumulation and fewer frost days may have some benefits.
Understanding the magnitude of these changes and risks allows farmers, citizens, politicians, and planners to take meaningful action to mitigate and adapt.
Videos bring farmers into focus
Documentary videos, collaboratively developed with local farmers, help communicate the risks and opportunities of climate change. These voices of lived experience provide personal perspectives that complement the climate data and help explain the reality and the meaning of climate change and its impact on Canada’s agricultural system.
New Manitoba Report summarizes local climate change
Also launched today is a brand-new Manitoba Climate Change report. The report offers an overview of some important regional and local impacts, as well as ideas and approaches that can be used to take meaningful climate action across the province.
What is the Climate Atlas?
ICYMI: The Climate Atlas of Canada is an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change in Canada. It combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home, and is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action and solutions.
A special thank you to supporters of our work
The Climate Atlas of Canada is a project that is years in development and we would like to thank all the individuals, groups and organizations that have supported our work. In particular, we are very grateful to our funders who have made this project possible, including: the Province of Manitoba, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Great-West Life, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and the University of Winnipeg.
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