Findings from Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Ontario Communities and Ecosystems
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Partners: Union of Concerned Scientists, The Ecological Society of America
Biodiversity, Climate solutions Ontario, climate change, eco-assets, land use, natural capital, water systems, conservation, economics, species at risk
This summary is based on the findings of Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region, a report published in April 2003 by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Ecological Society of America and the David Suzuki Foundation. The report shows that climate change will alter the Great Lakes region with more floods and droughts, lower lake levels, less ice cover and more extreme weather events. The consequences of these climatic changes will magnify the impacts of ongoing human disturbances that fragment or transform landscapes, pollute air and water, and disrupt natural ecosystems and the vital goods and services they provide.
Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts on Our Communities and Ecosystems
This study shows how the consequences of climatic changes in the Great Lakes region will magnify the impacts of ongoing human disturbances and disrupt natural ecosystems and the vital goods and services they provide.
Climate Solutions: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Ontario
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