The Province is doing critical work through CleanBC to reduce our emissions and take action on climate change. But greenhouse gas emissions already in the atmosphere will continue to cause changes over the coming decades. Preparing for climate change is about understanding these changes and developing appropriate measures to respond and be prepared. It’s what we call being “climate-ready”. Our health is impacted by climate change – increased wildfires can affect our respiratory health, more droughts and floods put pressure on our food and water systems, and rising summer temperatures can lead to dehydration and other heat-related illness, particularly for the very young and elderly. Being able to effectively respond to these challenges is important to maintain our health and well-being in a changing climate.
Question 2: What impacts do events such as heat waves or periods of poor air quality have on your health? How will you take care of yourself and your loved ones as these events increase? What actions do you think different levels of government can take to better prepare your community for these impacts?
Share photos of the changes you are seeing on social media and tag #ClimateReadyBC and #MyClimateStoryBC