Welcome to the Climate Change page.
Scroll down and read the facts, watch the videos, play the games and do the puzzle. Have fun while you learn about what is being done to slow down Climate Change.
The long-term shifts in temperature, precipitation and wind patterns caused by human activities through greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases act like a blanket around the earth, trapping heat and raising temperatures.
Interesting Videos about Climate Change
How can climate change affect farmers in NL?
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Droughts and precipitation deficits, crop & livestock stress, pest & disease.
Flooded soil due to increased precipitation could negatively impact agriculture
Wetter spring may delay planting or seeding due to waterlogged fields.
Milder winter temperatures could have implications for pests & diseases.
Intrusion of salt water is a concern and could compromise soil and surface water quality.
“Over 70% of farmers in Canada have an environmental plan.”
What can farmers do to adapt and mitigate climate change?
Farmers are used to planning for uncertainty, but climate change is bringing new extremes, seasonal shifts, and increased variability that are likely to push the boundaries of our climate beyond anything they are used to managing.
Here are six ways farmers can protect their farms against climate change.
Climate Change by the Numbers
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Historic Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Newfoundland & Labrador 1990 - 2014
Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector - 2015