This report is about how and why Canada’s climate has changed and what changes are projected for the future. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, this document is the first of a series to be released as part of Canada in a Changing Climate: Advancing our Knowledge for Action. It documents changes across Canada in temperature, precipitation, snow, ice, permafrost and freshwater availability as well as in Canada’s three oceans.
Scientists from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada, and university experts collaborated to produce Canada’s Changing Climate Report. This first document of the series provides the climate-science foundation for upcoming reports, which will address the impacts of climate change on our communities, environment and economy, and how we are adapting.
The digital interactive version of the report is available at www.ChangingClimate.ca/CCCR2019. The report is also available in PDF format, in its full version and by chapter, at the links below.
For media inquiries, please contact Environment and Climate Change Canada Media Relations.
- Headline Statements (PDF, 101 KB)
- Executive Summary (PDF, 3.73 MB)
- Full Report (PDF, 34.3 MB)
- Chapter 1: About This Report (PDF, 1.99 MB)
- Chapter 2: Understanding Observed Global Climate Change (PDF, 2.33 MB)
- Chapter 3: Modelling Future Climate Change (PDF, 2.71 MB)
- Chapter 4: Changes in Temperature and Precipitation Across Canada (PDF, 9.90 MB)
- Chapter 5: Changes in Snow, Ice and Permafrost Across Canada (PDF, 3.82 MB)
- Chapter 6: Changes in Freshwater Availability Across Canada (PDF, 4.89 MB)
- Chapter 7: Changes in Oceans Surrounding Canada (PDF, 6.60 MB)
- Chapter 8: Changes in Canada’s Regions in a National and Global Context (PDF, 2.10 MB)
- Table of Key Messages (PDF, 1.49 MB)
- Return to the Canada in a Changing Climate home page.
- Learn more about the assessment process.
- Look ahead at the reports you can expect to see.
- Share your Views.
- Meet Canada’s Assessment Team.
- Check out Canada’s completed assessments.
- Follow our Progress
- Contact Canada’s Assessment Secretariat with questions about the process.