This article discusses whether Canada is a safe haven for climate refugees. While Canada will experience the effects of climate change, it’s in a better position than other countries. In the Atlantic, eroding coastlines can likely be expected; in central Quebec and southern Ontario, rising temperatures, with more frequent heat waves and long-lasting storms; the Prairies may face long periods of drought; Alberta and British Columbia could see increasing forest fires. And there have already been dramatic changes in the Arctic, with disappearing sea ice and thawing permafrost.
But with the changing climate, there will be areas in the country, previously considered unlivable, that may become more temperate. Some suggest this puts Canada in the unique position of being able to accept those who have been pushed out of their home due to climate change-related conditions: Climate refugees.