From the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading:
To better understand the impact that climate change will have on Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government commissioned Dr. Joel Finnis, a climatologist at Memorial University, to develop climate change projections specifically for our province.
On June 13, 2013, the Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister Responsible for the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading, launched these climate change projections. The study shows that temperatures will continue to get warmer as the century unfolds, and that the province will see an increase in precipitation and extreme weather events. These changes will have implications for our economy, people, and communities.
These projections are important because the availability of better information leads to better planning; better planning leads to better decision making; and better decisions will increase our resilience to the impacts of climate change. The findings of this study will provide local industries, businesses, municipal governments and other organizations with the information they need to improve their planning for the future.
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