Environment and Climate Change Canada defines climate as:
The historical record and description of average daily and ... seasonal weather events that help describe a region. Statistics are generally drawn over several decades. Climatology, or the study of climate, includes climatic data, the analysis of the causes of the differences in climate, and the application of climatic data to the solution of specific design or operational problems. It differs from weather, which is concerned with short term or instantaneous variations in the state of the atmosphere at a specific time.
Ausable Bayfield Conservation collects long-term monitoring data that helps provide a record, and determine trends, in water quality, quantity, and weather.
This information helps inform local knowledge about changes in weather - or weather variability - as well as changes in climate.
If you would like to find out your carbon footprint - the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases you produce from travel and home energy use - and how many trees that need to be planted to capture that gas ... visit Carbon Footprints to Forests.
Try out the easy-to-use carbon calculator. Find out your carbon footprint. Find out how many trees need to be planted. Then decide if you would like to donate all or part of your carbon footprint ... and compensate for your footprint.
For information on Climate Change visit our Climate Change Page.
Other information that may interest you:
- Flood messages
- Low-water advisories
- Community's Conservation Strategy
- Watershed Report Cards
- Tree monitoring: Tree monitoring at Bannockburn Conservation Area