Introduction to Climate Change and Climate Change Adaptation
These resources allow professionals to learn more about the science of climate change, gain familiarity with climate change adaptation, and learn more about the impacts of climate change on British Columbia.
This page on the Government of British Columbia’s website provides access to reports, data, policy, legislation and programs related to climate change in BC.
Government of British Columbia: Climate Change
Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report The Synthesis Report of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) provides an overview of the state of knowledge concerning the science of climate change, and emphasizes new results since the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).
The Ministry outlines the strategy for adapting its infrastructure for managing natural resources to respond to the impacts of climate change. It also features regional extension notes , which detail climate change projections, projected impacts on ecosystems, and adaptation strategies specific to the regions of Cariboo, Coast, Kootenay Boundary, Northeast, Omineca, Skeena and Thompson Okanagan.
MFLNRO Natural Resources and Climate Change
This excerpt outlines the similarities and differences between the IPCC Special Report Emissions Scenarios (SRES) and Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs).
Table comparing SRES and RCPs from the 2012 paper
This trilogy of animated and interactive courses provides a comprehensive introduction to the causes of climate change, of how society can adapt, and the options for mitigation. The second course, “BC Climate Impacts & Adaptation” describes the climate of BC.
PICS trilogy of animated courses