Climate Change Basics

The climate change that we are beginning to experience in Manitoba is part of a larger global phenomenon. An increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is causing the planet to warm. The consequences of the predicted rise in average temperatures are expected to be profound. The overall global warming trend is causing our climate to change. It is climate change at the local level that is of concern. We are increasingly witnessing the consequences of climate change: less predictable weather patterns; more frequent and intense storms; and habitat changes including the arrival of new plants and animals never before seen in the province. These are all hallmarks of what are expected to be among the most significant economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century: climate change.

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Adapted from What Climate Change Means to Manitoba - The Government of Manitoba