Climate change (sometimes referred to as global warming) is the variation in the Earth’s global climate over a time period that ranges from decades to centuries. The term refers to both natural (changes in solar output, changes in the Earth’s orbit, and the natural greenhouse effect) and human-induced changes (enhancing the greenhouse effect, land use changes, and atmospheric aerosols).
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- An Analysis of Resource Recovery Opportunities in Canada and the Projection of Greenhouse Gas Emission Implications. NRCan, May 2006
- B.C. Government Operations Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2001-2004. Ministry of Environment, May 2006
- Canada - United States Air Quality Agreement
- Progress Report - 2006. Environment Canada
- Climate Change- Temperature Rising Poster. The Greater Vancouver Regional District
- Determination of the Impact of Waste Management Activities on Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 2005 Update. Environment Canada, October 2005.
- Weather, Climate and the Future: B.C.'s Plan. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, December 2004
- Indicators of Climate Change for British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, March 2002
- Measuring Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reductions Benefits Resulting From Recycling in Canada. Recycling Council of Ontario, 2000.
- Air Quality Department, Metro Vancouver
- B.C. Climate Exchange, Promoting Learning About Climate Change
- B.C. Weather, Environment Canada
- Clean Air, Environment Canada
- Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions, David Suzuki Foundation
- Global Warming and Clean Energy, Sierra Club
- Climate Change- Temperature Rising Poster, Greater Vancouver Regional District
- Environment Canada Weather Office
- The Green House Gas (GHG) Calculator, Government of Canada
- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment Canada
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
- What You Can Do: Small Changes Make Big Differences, Environment Canada
For information on Climate Change, contact the Recycling Council of BC Hotline
Phone: 604-732-9253 (Lower Mainland)
Toll Free: 1-800-667-4321 (rest of BC)