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Climate Change in BC

Concern for BC’s Climate Change

Its very clear the climate has changed over the last century. Even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has acknowledge more and more people will die or become ill due to extreme weather events. Its a scary thing to say the least. Evidence now shows climate change in BC will not only affect biological systems but physical systems as well. Annual temperatures have now risen by as much as 1.7 degrees Celsius in different parts of the region. As a matter of fact, there are parts of British Columbia that have been heating up so quickly its twice as much as the global average.

Over the last 100 years 50 percent of the snow pack in British Columbia has been lost. Add that to the fact annual precipitation is up by 20 percent and you can see why this is a serious problem. This basically means the snow is melting at a very rapid pace all while more snow and rain is falling to the ground. This results in flooding all throughout British Columbia.

Climate Change & Residences of BC

But climate change doesn’t just affect the winter months. It can also affect the summer months by causing longer than usual summer droughts. This is because weather patterns are becoming more and more erratic. By 2050 the sea levels on the north coast of British Columbia are expected to rise up to 30cm. On the north Yukon cost it is expected to rise up to 50cm. With so much water making its way above sea level the chances of flooding are greatly increased. This could spell disaster as everything from the freshwater supply, to the fish, to tourism can be affected by these changes. The bad news is this isn’t just happening in British Columbia. It is happening all over the world. And with so many negative effects lets hope we all start to take global warming and climate change a little more seriously. British Columbia has long been known as one of the most beautiful places on earth.

New Housing & Over Population Contributions:

Many people fall in love with the north shore mountains surrounding the blue pacific – in fact many people are so taken by BC, that they move here from all over the world. With the help of our friends at Team-North focusing on creating a an eco friendly home sustained primarily on solar power – it is our hope that as more people are long distance moving to BC, and relocating to Vancouver, we will see a greater interest in sustainable living as a model for environmental change.