CLIMAtlantic facilitates access to data and information that supports adaptation to climate change in Atlantic Canada through collaboration, networking, and partnerships.

Why does adaptation matter?

Due to the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere over many years, simply reducing emissions is no longer enough to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

As a result, adaptation is required and is key to managing the risks and worst-case scenarios from climate change.

What are the impacts of climate change?

The impacts of a warming planet are sea-level rise, inland flooding, storm surges, saltwater intrusion, biodiversity loss, increased extreme heat, drought, and erosion. The level of damage caused by these impacts can be reduced and sometimes prevented. The cost of prevention is far less than reactive measures after impacts.

How CLIMAtlantic can help

As awareness of climate change grows, so does the demand for climate services. Accurate data supports decisions to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Our focus is on creating a strong network, generating a wealth of information sharing amongst colleagues, in addition to supporting specific place-based work.

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The @lsf_lst “Canadians’ Perspectives on Climate Change & Education: 2022” survey findings have just been released. It assessed Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and perceptions of climate change and its risks, and explored how Canadians view climate change education in schools. The report provides insights on the role schools should play and what supports teachers and students require to address climate change in their classrooms. lsf-lst.ca/research-policy/survey/ Les résultats du rapport “Perspectives des Canadiens sur les changements climatiques et l’éducation 2022” viennent d’être publiés. Le sondage visait à recueillir des données, à l’échelle canadienne, à l’égard des connaissances de divers groupes au sujet des changements climatiques et de leurs risques, ainsi que de leur point de vue relativement au rôle des écoles dans l’éducation au changement climatique.Les conclusions sommaires présentées facilitent la compréhension des tendances dans le temps et des perspectives actuelles des éducateurs, des parents et du grand public en 2022.lsf-lst.ca/fr/recherche-et-politique/sondage/ #survey #climatechange #climateaction #climateeducation #education #climateadaptation #conservation #climatlantic ... See MoreSee Less
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The World Economic Forum just released their Global Risks 2023 report. The report explores the most severe risks that we’ll face over the next decade, showing that cost of living dominates global risks in the next two years while climate action failure dominates the next ten years. Read the full report at www.weforum.org/reports/global-risks-report-2023/ Le World Econonic Forum vient de publier leur Rapport des risques mondiaux 2023. Ce rapport explore les risques les plus sévères auxquels nous allons faire face dans la prochaine décennie. On a trouvé que le coût de la vie domine les risques mondiaux des deux prochaines années alors que l’échec de l’action climatique dominera dans les prochaines dix années.Lisez le rapport complet à www.weforum.org/reports/global-risks-report-2023/ (en anglais) ... See MoreSee Less
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The WEF just released their Global Risks 2023 report. The report explores the most severe risks faced over the next decade, showing that cost of living dominates global risks in the next two years while climate action failure dominates the next ten.



Vulnerable coastal communities should consider managed retreat. The devastation of post-tropical storm Fiona is getting people to talk more about serious and emotionally charged issues like a managed retreat from coastal communities.

https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/too-big-of-a-beast-to-pull-back-at-this-point-the-clock-is-ticking-on-sea-level-rise-and-we-cant-stop-it-says-newfoundland-expert-so-its-time-to-retreat-100814048/ @EcologyAction

Our team gathered last week with other climate practitioners at the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Residence in St. Peter’s Bay, PEI, for a 2-day workshop.

Help Desk

CLIMAtlantic is here to support you in accessing and applying climate data in your work. Whether it is assistance with locating the most relevant data, understanding its implications, or guidance on the integration of climate data into decision-making, we are here as a free, public resource.

Please reach out to us over phone at 1-506-710-2226 or in the form here.

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