Global Warming and Canada
An analysis of the environmental and political effects of global warming in Canada.
# 102903 | 1,270 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Apr 06, 2008 in Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems) , Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Hot Topics (Global Warming) , Canadian Studies (General)
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This paper looks at global warming and its impact, both climactically and politically, upon Canada. In particular, the paper asserts that global warming has impacted Canada's environment in a tangible way and has also transformed Canadian politics - perhaps not for the better. Additionally, the paper examines how global warming is impacting vulnerable wildlife species and aboriginal or native societies in various regions of Canada. Furthermore, the paper looks at global warming's effects upon Canadian politics, with special attention devoted to the charged rhetoric surrounding the issue. The paper concludes that global warming is sharpening the ideological and political divide between those Canadians who believe something drastic needs to be done and those who do not feel so inclined.
From the Paper:"The more temperate Northern Canadian climate also has serious implications for ultraviolet B exposure in Canadian inland waters. Although one recent study suggests that "dissolved organic matter-mediated ultraviolet B exposure" is not a serious problem for those Canadian inland waters that were examined, the same report also found that "optically clear" and at-risk ponds were much more common (perhaps even surprisingly common) in the artic eco-zones - particularly in the Northern artic and in the artic cordillera (Molot et al, 2511-2512). To sum up this entire section, Canada's climate is changing in ways that put many aquatic and terrestrial species in harm's way."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Duff, David G. "Tax Policy and Global Warming." Canadian Tax Journal, 51.6 (2003): 2063-2118.
- Kendall, Clare. "Life on the edge of a warming world." Ecologist, 36.5 (2006): 26-29.
- Michels, Bob. "Kyoto focus should be on opportunity." Northern Ontario Business, 23.4 (2003): 4-5.
- Molot, L.A., Keller, W., Leavitt, P.R., Robarts, R.D., Waiser, M.J., Arts, M.T., Clair, T.A., Pienitz, R., Yan, N.D., McNicol, D.K., et al. "Risk Analysis of dissolved organic matter-mediated ultraviolet B exposure in Canadian inland waters." Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, 61.12 (2004): 2511-2521.
- Nichols, Theresa, Fikret Berkes, Dyanna Jolly, and Norman B. Snow. "Climate change and sea ice: Local observations from the Canadian western artic." Artic, 57.1 (2004): 68-79.
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