Providing Regional Climate Services to British Columbia

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Regional Climate Summaries

While anthropogenic climate change is a global phenomenon, its effects are felt at the scale of regions and communities. To help regional stakeholders in British Columbia plan for projected changes to climate, PCIC, with the support of the BC Ministry of Forestry, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, has put together a set of climate summaries for the eight resource regions of BC.

These summaries describe climate change projections for each region in the contexts of historical change and province-wide climate change. Each summary begins with a brief, general overview of climate change in BC and a short discussion of the topography, climate influences, ecosystems and economies of the region. Following this, the summaries present the historical climate of the regions, before providing future climate projections for the region and discussing what impacts these may have.

These summaries make use of PCIC’s Plan2Adapt tool and the CANGRID and PRISM climate data sets. Summaries for the Cariboo, Kootenay-Boundary, Northeast, Omineca, Skeena, South Coast, Thompson-Okanagan and West Coast regions are available either individually or together in a .ZIP file.

For more information, join us on November 26th for a free webinar on these summaries.