Climate information basics
Get some context on climate information. Learn about climate services, climate change trends, emissions scenarios, climate models, climate data, the role of climate information in decision-making, and key climate change concepts.
Services and information
Climate trends and projections
Climate change trends in temperature, precipitation, sea ice, snow depth.
Role of climate information in decision-making
Why to use climate information in decision-making, where to begin.
Scenarios and climate models
Emissions scenarios, climate models, climate projections, downscaling, managing uncertainty.
Measuring the climate
Weather observing stations, observed climate data, reference period, Climate Normals.
Introduction to climate services
What climate services are and why they’re important.
Climate change concepts
Causes of climate change, evidence for climate change, mitigation, adaptation.
Developing climate resilient standards and codes
Descriptions of climate resilience standards and updating codes to reflect climate change
Climate-related resources for local governments
Resources to support the use of climate information in local government contexts.
Useful training and guidance resources
- Guidebook on Climate Scenarios (PDF) – developed by Ouranos
- Voices from the land – developed by the Nunavut Climate Change Centre
- Talking it through: Guide for local government staff on climate adaptation
More resources from the Canadian Centre for Climate Services
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