Climate data and scenarios: synthesis of recent observation and modelling results, chapter 4


4. Further reading

As stated in the introduction, this document is intended as a reference to illustrate some of the key historical and projected changes in climate in Canada. This report focuses on average temperature and precipitation changes as well as some key weather extremes for Canada. This is not intended as a comprehensive analysis of all climate change indicators, nor is it meant to provide technical guidance on the use of climate change scenarios. More detailed information on climate data, projections, and scenarios for Canada are available at Environment Canada’s Canadian Climate Data and Scenarios website.

As was noted in section 1, we would direct readers looking for technical guidance with scenarios to the Ouranos Guidebook (Charron, 2014). Similarly, an in-depth analysis of a variety of climate change indicators, specific to Canada, can be found in the Natural Resources Canada report, “Canada in a Changing Climate: Sector Perspectives on Impacts and Adaptation; Chapter 2: An Overview of Canada’s Changing Climate” (Bush et al., 2014). Finally, the primary literature referenced throughout this paper collectively forms an excellent resource for more in-depth information on methods, analyses, and context related to the material presented herein. The IPCC Assessment Reports are generally accepted as the most authoritative source on climate change at a global scale. At the time of publication of this document, the Fifth Assessment Report was the most recent of these reports issued by the IPCC.

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