Climate change scenarios

Climate change adaptation presents the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry with a number of risks as well as opportunities. While the growing season in Canada is expected to become longer and warmer, many areas are likely to be affected by increasingly frequent and severe droughts and floods. In order to assess the spatial extent and severity of these changes, baseline data (1971-2000) and Climate Change Scenario data (2010-2039) were used to calculate Effective Growing Degree Day, Moisture Deficits (P-PE), and Length of Growing Season. A series of maps were constructed to depict these variables across Canada.

Atlantic Region

New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador

Quebec

Ontario

Prairie Region

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba

British Columbia

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