Climate change in Nunavik
DID YOU KNOW?
Climate change occurs when long-established weather patterns begin to change. Accelerated by human activity, global warming has complex and sometimes irreversible global consequences.
How is Nunavik's climate changing?
The North and South Poles are most affected by climate change. At the poles, the average annual temperatures are warming up to 4 times faster.
Temperature, weather, climate?
Temperature refers to the degree of heat or cold, while weather refers to the atmospheric situation. Climate, on the other hand, is assessed over a minimum period of 30 years and refers to an average of observed temperatures.
What are the impacts on Nunavik?
What role do humans play in these changes?
Climate variations are natural. However, the burning of fossil fuels such as diesel accelerates the cycle. Its use generates greenhouse gas emissions that trap the sun’s heat, causing temperatures to rise.
There are solutions!
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An energy transition to clean, sustainable energy technologies is needed.
Deploy a set of initiatives that serve to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems, infrastructures, and systems in general to counter the real effects expected from climate change.
Why is it urgent to act?
Although climate change cannot be stopped, we must act urgently to limit its impact and stabilize the rise in temperature.
It’s important to take part in this masterful collective effort at every level: from individuals to governments, companies, and businesses.
Everyone counts, and every gesture counts!
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