Canada's Columbia Basin Climate Source
The Columbia Basin Climate Source is your one-stop destination for information about climate change, impacts, and action in this Canadian region.
Canada's Columbia Basin-Boundary region is already experiencing a climate that’s different from 50 years ago. Even with substantial cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, scientists expect our climate to continue changing over the coming decades. From ecosystems, communities, and infrastructure, to our way of life—everything will be affected.
Communities across the region and around the world are demonstrating that it’s possible to adapt, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and continue to thrive. Explore the data and resources included in this tool to learn more about the changes we’re expecting, and what we can do about them.
The tool offers map and data visualizations for over 40 climate indicators in five categories like hot and cold weather, average temperature, growing season, average precipitation, and extreme precipitation.
- Our series of Community Climate Profiles provide a regional overview of climate change, location-specific data, a summary of the expected impacts of climate change, and examples of climate action in the area surrounding a community.
- A profile is available for each municipality and First Nation community in the region, as well as five select high-elevation sites.
- Our focus areas for ‘impacts’ include the economy, nature, homes, buildings and infrastructure, and quality of life.
- The introduction for each 'impact' area includes a brief case study, followed by climate-related challenges, and suggestions for action.
- The actions local residents, local governments, community organizations and businesses are taking climate action in the Basin.
- Filter by location, type of action, and impacts.
Learn more by watching videos further explaining the science of climate change.
Selkirk College. 2021. “Columbia Basin Climate Source.” https://basinclimatesource.ca.