A round-up of informative sites on climate change, particularly those with information regarding the Canadian north:
An online collection of community resources for climate adaptation in Canada, with enhanced search functions. It was developed through the Natural Resources Canada Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RACs) and Tools for Adaptation Programs.
APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for students with interests in Polar Regions.
Arctic Report Card
A timely source for clear, reliable and concise environmental information on the state of the Arctic.
Outlines adaptation strategies and policies associated with climate change.
ArcticNet Publications Database
Describes publications from ArcticNet, the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES) and the International North Water Polynya Study (NOW).
Canadian Polar Commission
Monitors, promotes and distributes important information about the Polar Regions.
The Canadian Network of Northern Research Operators (CNNRO) is a forum for operators of the many research facilities scattered across the Canadian Arctic and Subarctic.
David Suzuki Foundation: Climate Change
David Suzuki is well-known for his influential and informative approach to climate change. Find his mitigation initiatives here.
Dr. James Ford Research
Dr. James Ford is a geography professor at McGill University who studies the impact of climate change on the Arctic.
Environment Canada: Climate Change
Focuses on climate change initiatives related to Canada, and discusses actions the Canadian government is taking towards a changing climate.
Highlights health and climate change projects going on across Canada, and some of the unique collaborations and research initiatives in this sector.
Northern Climate Exchange
Focuses on the study of climate change in Yukon
A summary of research projects funded by the Northern Contaminants Program.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration- National Theme Page
Information about climate change related to the Arctic, with real-time and historical data, as well as daily webcam images from the North Pole.
The U.S. Global Change Research Program coordinates and integrates scientific research to help increase understanding of changes and impacts to the global environment. This report includes links to many useful climate change resources throughout the document.
Ouranos aims to inform the public of climate trends so everyone can develop their own adaptation strategy.
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Traditional Knowledge Sites
Atlas of Inuit Sea Ice Knowledge and Use
An interactive site centred on work with Baffin Island communities.
ELOKA works tocollect, preserve, share, and use local Arctic knowledge with the purpose of understanding recent environmental change. The Sanikiluaq Sea Ice Project, which involved input from three hunters, resulted in information and maps about changing conditions around this community.
Part of Dr. Micheline Manseau’s landscape ecology and community knowledge for conservation site.
An open-access encyclopedia of more than 500 animal species that are part of traditional food systems
An information hub with links to many other northern climate change organizations. An interactive map can be used to display flora and fauna distribution, permafrost level, and geographic and political divisions.
The Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN) and the Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) have been developed over the past two decades through collaborative partnerships between the University of Waterloo and numerous government, university, and private organizations to provide the data and information management infrastructure for the Canadian cryospheric community
Canadian Climate Change Scenarios Network
Environment Canada’s climate change scenarios and adaptation research. Data available includes climate models, observations and other data, available on daily, monthly and yearly scales.
National Snow and Ice Data Center
Catalogues and distributes information about snow and ice in the Polar Regions. Regularly updated information about snow, glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, etc. is available.
The Polar Data Catalogue is a database of metadata and data that describes, indexes and provides access to diverse data sets generated by Arctic and Antarctic researchers.
Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010
The latest reports on trends in the biodiversity of arctic flora and fauna, and findings on various related studies.
Arctic Species Trend Index
Population data for various arctic animals, detailed with graphs, reports and maps.
Overviews responding to changes in the circumpolar Arctic. This report is an Arctic Council project, led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network
This group was created in 2001 to promote climate change impact and adaptation research. The information is divided into geographical regions and economic sectors.
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division
Natural Resources Canada, under the Government of Canada, hosts this site to help with the introduction of the concept of climate change adaptation.
International Polar Year
Focuses on researching the world's Polar Regions. In the most recent International Polar Year studies on changes in snow, sea ice sheets, glaciers were conducted.
Polar Data Catalogue (Database Offline)
This database of research projects and data relating to climate change has geospatial data that allows projects to be located on a map.
This report focuses on impacts in coastal areas due to climate change.
Science Daily – Earth and Climate
The Earth and Climate section of Science Daily, a website devoted to delivering the latest developments in science.
Science News – Climate Change
The Climate Change section of the Science News website, which delivers daily articles about science related subjects.
Commonly Used Search Terms
Looking for more resources? Here are some suggested search terms to help you:
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