Weather Events

Rising average temperatures do not simply mean balmier winters for all regions in Canada. Some regions may experience more extreme heat, while others may experience seasonal cooling. Increases in maximum temperatures and in precipitation may bring about extreme weather events such as drought (Hoffman et al., 1998), flooding (Loukas and Quick, 1999), and more intense storms (ACIA, 2004; IPCC, 2001), which will have physical, biological, social and cultural implications for Indigenous communities and the rest of Canadians.