Inspire citizen participation, support communities in making meaningful adaptation and mitigation decisions, and help Canadians move from risk to resilience.
The Prairie Climate Centre is committed to making climate change meaningful and relevant to Canadians of all walks of life. We bring an evidence-based perspective to communicating the science, impacts, and risks of climate change through maps, documentary video, research reports, and plain-language training, writing, and outreach.
We are committed to making climate change meaningful and relevant to Canadians of all walks of life.
We bring an evidence-based perspective to communicating the science, impacts, and risks of climate change.
We specialize in making maps, documentary video, research reports, and plain-language training, writing, and outreach.
The Climate Atlas of Canada
The Climate Atlas of Canada is an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change from coast, to coast, to coast.
Plain-language description and analysis make climate science understandable and meaningful.
Various aspects of climate change can be explored using maps, graphs and climate data for provinces, local regions and cities across the country.
Documentary videos, collaboratively developed with local and Indigenous knowledge holders as well as other experts, help make local sense of the global issue of climate change.
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Have Questions About Climate Change?
Whether you’re a teacher, a student, or just a bit skeptical about the science of climate change, we’ve got the answers to your most pressing questions.
HOW DO WE KNOW HUMANS ARE CAUSING CLIMATE CHANGE?
Many people wonder how we know that it’s us – humans – causing this global warming. Skeptics sometimes point to changes in the climate thousands or millions of years ago as proof that what’s happening now is “just another natural cycle.” So: how do we know it’s not just natural?FIND OUT
WHAT CAUSED THE LAST ICE AGE?
There have, of course, been many times over Earth’s 4.5 billion-year history where natural events caused the climate to change. Understanding how these past changes were different from present-day, human-caused climate change is an important step towards realizing the profound consequences of our ongoing release of greenhouse gases.FIND OUT
IS CANADA ALREADY GETTING WARMER?
In fact, a whole generation of Canadians has never experienced what was considered a “normal” Canadian climate for most of modern history. Historical records show that every year since 1998 – that’s 20 years ago now – has been warmer than the 20th century average.FIND OUT
WHERE DO CANADA’S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS COME FROM?
For the past couple of hundred years, human activities have been changing the atmosphere by adding a huge volume of greenhouse gases. This has caused the greenhouse effect to become stronger, making the planet warmer. Canadians produced over 720 megatons of GHGs in 2015. That’s a lot of gas.FIND OUT
The Prairie Climate Atlas
Before the Canadian Climate Atlas, there was the Prairie Climate Atlas! How is the climate of the Canadian Prairie Provinces going to change in the coming decades? The Prairie Climate Atlas answers this important question by providing you with detailed, state-of-the-art yet easily understood information about our region’s changing climate.LEARN MORE
WHO WE ARE
Meet the PCC team
Our team has high-level expertise and many years of experience in climate change science and storytelling; we are “meaning makers” who work with diverse forms of data and can connect with various audiences including the general public, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, Indigenous communities, scientists, and technical experts.
Dr. Danny Blair
Danny Blair is the Director of Science for the Prairie Climate Centre. He is also a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg.
Dr. Nora Casson
Dr. Nora Casson is an Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Research Chair in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg.
Marcel Kreutzer is a filmmaker who’s passion for science and technology has lead him to the Prairie Climate Centre.
Christey is the Research Manager at the Prairie Climate Centre.
Matthew Loxley is a Research Associate at the Prairie Climate Centre.
Hetxw’ms Gyetxw, also known as Brett D. Huson (he/him/his), is from the Gitxsan Nation of the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada.
Erika MacPherson is a documentary filmmaker focused on ecological and social justice and the remarkable circumstance of life.
Mohammad Alam is a Research Associate at the Prairie Climate Centre.
Izabella Robak is a Research Associate who has been with the Prairie Climate Centre since May 2020.