Climate change refers to a long-term shift in average weather patterns. This can include changes in temperature, rain and snowfall amounts, and wind. Our climate has changed in the past, but it is now changing faster than at any other time in recorded history.
Prince Edward Island is beginning to see the effects of climate change. And, these effects are expected to become even more noticeable in the coming years. Sea level is rising; storm surges are becoming more common and more destructive; and shoreline erosion and flooding is putting many homes, cottages, and businesses at risk.
The Government of Prince Edward Island is taking steps to minimize climate change as well as prepare for its impact. These efforts are described in Prince Edward Island and Climate Change: A Strategy for Reducing the Impacts of Global Warming.
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