Canada emits 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions and Dr. Greenan says Canada can make an impact – even just by showing global leadership.
He says the report is consistent with other reports that have come out over the last few years.
“What the report has shown us is that we’re going to experience a warmer future and the amount of warming is going to depend on what we do as a global society.” – Dr. Blair Greenan, research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada
The carbon dioxide we have already put in our atmosphere is, and will continue, to impact our earth’s climate for generations to come. Dr. Greenan says it’s up to society to decide what road we will choose to go down.
“It might not seem like a lot for one individual – in terms of a global effort, but any reduction in greenhouse gas emissions will make some difference in the total amount emitted.” – Dr. Blair Greenan, research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada
There is going to be adaption to our coastal communities to make these areas more resilient to storm surges. Dr. Greenan says it’s a combination of us reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and planning for the future.
He says other reports in this series will do assessments of potential impacts of what was found in this years report.