Glaciers in Canada are found in the Canadian High Arctic and in the Pacific Coast and have greater coverage than any other nation. In fact, they support 20% of the Earth’s glacier ice volume. They have also become the third-largest contributor to global sea-level rise. Canada is already experiencing more extreme heat and less extreme cold. Data shows that temperature has increased at double the global mean rate in the country. Extreme frequent temperatures could lead to increased wildfires, floods, and drought. Climate change has affected indiginous communities like the Inuit, who are forced to adapt their ways of hunting and survival. Not only is everyday life increasingly difficult, but traditions forged over generations are also at risk of loss.
Glacier retreat 1995–2050
emissions per capita