Climate Change

What is Climate Change?   

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).

For more information visit Environment Canada's The Green Lane.

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Articles and Documents     

  1. An Analysis of Resource Recovery Opportunities in Canada and the Projection of Greenhouse Gas Emission Implications. NRCan, May 2006
  2. B.C. Government Operations Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2001-2004. Ministry of Environment, May 2006
  3. Canada - United States Air Quality Agreement
  4. Progress Report - 2006. Environment Canada
  5. Climate Change- Temperature Rising Poster. The Greater Vancouver Regional District
  6. Determination of the Impact of Waste Management Activities on Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 2005 Update. Environment Canada, October 2005.
  7. Weather, Climate and the Future: B.C.'s Plan. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, December 2004
  8. Indicators of Climate Change for British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, March 2002
  9. Measuring Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reductions Benefits Resulting From Recycling in Canada. Recycling Council of Ontario, 2000.

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Related Links  

  1. Air Quality Department, Metro Vancouver
  2. B.C. Climate Exchange, Promoting Learning About Climate Change
  3. B.C. Weather, Environment Canada
  4. Clean Air, Environment Canada
  5. Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions, David Suzuki Foundation
  6. Global Warming and Clean Energy, Sierra Club
  7. Climate Change- Temperature Rising, Greater Vancouver Regional District
  8. Environment Canada Weather Office

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Other Information    

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)

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