To learn more on the science of climate change and to understand the impacts, visit the following resource links.
Canadian Science Resources
Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) offers information on trends in greenhouse gas concentrations as well as impacts, predictions and modelled projections of climate change.
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) has developed numerous climate model versions of the Canadian global model, provides climate data for these models, and distributes data for the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM).
Ouranos Consortium Climate Simulations team develops the Canadian Regional Climate Model (CRCM) and uses multiple climate models to provide regional climate projections.
Canadian Climate Impacts Scenarios (CCIS) website distributes and provides guidance for using climate change scenarios.
International Polar Year 2007-2008 is a two year program of science, research & education focused on the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
International Science Resources
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides comprehensive analysis of how climate change is affecting natural and human systems, what the impacts will be in the future and how far adaptation and mitigation can reduce these impacts.
The Earth Institute at Columbia University Scientists in the Division of Ocean and Climate Physics (OCP) conduct research on the forces and processes that shape the structure, circulation and interactions of ocean and atmosphere, as well as their effect on climate and climate variability.
The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) an interdisciplinary research initiative addressing natural and man-made changes in our environment.
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society studies the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon which is a global event arising from large-scale interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere.
Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) brings together traditional knowledge and mainstream science. It is the first in-depth regional assessment of climate change.
The UK Climate Impacts Programme has a number of tools to help organisations assess their vulnerability to climate change and to devise appropriate ways to adapt to the changing climate.
Other Canadian Resources
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