Changing climate will alter the environmental patterns within our region. Changes in temperature, rain, and sea level may result in:
The variety of plant and animal species, ecosystems, and ecological processes are collectively called 'biodiversity'.
Our region is a biodiversity "hot spot." Vancouver’s landscape, both natural and constructed, contributes to the region's biodiversity.
Probable changes in our region's biodiversity include:
As our city warms, it could mean a longer growing season and milder, shorter winters. This could create new opportunities for farming in certain areas, and for new crops to grow.
Climate change will also introduce new pests and diseases, a challenge for gardeners and farmers.
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