Climate Atlas of Canada

Posted on: 9/22/2023 - Updated on: 11/06/2023

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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 together with Indigenous Knowledges and community-based research and video to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home, and is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action and solutions.

The Atlas explains what climate change is, how it affects Canada and what these changes mean in our communities. Various aspects of climate change can be explored using maps, graphs and climate data for provinces, local regions and cities across the country. Plain-language description and analysis make climate science understandable and meaningful.

The Atlas is one of the only tools in the world that integrates interactive web design with climatology, cinema, and cartography to connect scientific data with personal experience in compelling and easy-to-use ways.

Explore the data presented in various formats like map, topics, videos, and articles. Information is organized into key topics to help users explore various aspects of climate change and how to take action including:

  • Indigenous knowledges
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Cities
  • Forest
  • Heat-related Illness
  • Air quality
  • Infectious disease
  • Mental health
  • Climate science

In the summer of 2019 the PCC released a major update to the portal. The data behind the Atlas now includes twice as many climate models, and we’ve made a lot of other changes to how things look and feel. Our goal is to continually improve the atlas’ usability and functionality to better support public education and applied decision-making.

The Climate Atlas of Canada is part of a national suite of climate data portals including:

  1. Climate Atlas of Canada
  2. Climate Data Canada
  3. Pavics

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