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TitleClimate change in southwestern British Columbia: extending the boundaries of earth science
AuthorClague, J J; Turner, R J W
SourceGeoscience Canada vol. 27, (2000), no. 3, 2000 p. 111-120
LinksGeoscience Canada abstracts/résumés
Alt SeriesGeological Survey of Canada, Contribution Series 2000106
PublisherGeological Association of Canada (Toronto, CA)
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Western offshore region
NTS82; 92
AreaVancouver; Victoria; Georgia Basin; Vancouver Island
Lat/Long WENS-128.0000 -114.0000 52.0000 48.0000
Subjectsenvironmental geology; educational geology; Nature and Environment; climate effects; climate; ecosystems; pollution; sea level changes; environmental impacts; climate change
Illustrationssketch maps
AbstractHumans are altering the composition of the atmosphere, causing climate to change. Scientists predict that by the middle of the 21st century, average global temperatures will be several degrees warmer than today. The change in climate will be the largest and most rapid of the last 10,000 years and will have profound effect on our lives and the ecosystems that support us.
This paper describes a new, graphics-rich, colourful poster dealing with climate change in southwestern British Columbia. The poster, which is being used as a template for six other regional climate change posters in Canada, discusses the science of climate change, possible impacts of climate change over the next 50 years in southwestern British Columbia, and the challenge of dealing with this issue. The target audience for the poster is students in grades 10-12, colleges and universities, their teachers, and the educated general public. In preparing the poster, we were guided by the principle that to educate is to engage critical thought.

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