Is Canada The Greatest Country To Live In Come 2035?
Unit 2: Interactions in the Physical Enviroment
Unit 2: Interactions in the Physical Environment
In Canada we see rising temperatures, wide spread of melting snow, ice and rising sea levels. There has also been a notice of shifting rainfalls patterns and increase of hazardous weather conditions(heat waves).
Now what is this? Well this is climate change, which is a major influence on our forests, and forests in turn influence climate. Climate change today has been progressing more rapidly. However how does this affect our country?
Climate change affects our countries in many ways such as:
Reports show that the Arctic region in Canada is warming up four times faster than the rest of planet, bringing dramatic environment change
World economy; Canada depends on its resources a lot, the economic impacts can be severe towards our resource supply areas; rising sea temperatures on Canada’s west coast weakened the economically valuable salmon species, this is reducing survival rates of spawning fish.
Forests in British Columbia has been eaten by Mountain Pine Beetles, these insects thrive to mild winters. The value of these trees are in the billion dollar range.
Other examples of how this will affect the country is;
- Death of birds/horses, humans
- Forest fires
- Toxic metals
- Melting glaciers
- Ebola and asthma
Judging by the research that has been done, the climate seems to continue with the very hot summers and extremely cold winters due to climate change.
Unit 3:Managing Canada's resource and industires
Unit 3: Managing Canada's resource and industries
Canada is the 14th largest economy in the world. Many people work in the service industry, Canada's top globalization partners include the U.S, Mexico and China. Globalization is why Canada provides job opportunities.
What would be the most valuable resource?
Recently the most valuable resource in Canada is fresh water, but America is taking the fresh water and using it to clean the crude oil we provide them with from the oil sands. With that, I think the most valuable resource would be crude oil and fresh water.
Unit 4: Liveable communities
Canadian cities are facing many issues today, one of them being sustainability, But there are cities coming up with new ideas to keep their cities sustainable and hopefully help other parts of Canada do these things as well. If we continues the ways that these many different cities in Canada do all around Canada then maybe we all can have a sustainable lifestyle in the present and future.
In Montreal, there is the edible campus at Miguel University which yields 1 ton of produce a year. It is a youth driven organization called Santrapol Roulent distributes Miguel’s harvest to people in need in the down town area. The director of the organization is Tim Murphy. At the headquarters of Santrapol roulant, they have a rooftop garden where they harvest another 2 tons of harvest.
Another thing in Montreal would be Lufa farm, it’s a multi-million dollar green house that doesn't use pesticides or the traditional fertilizer, and they constructed their green house on a massive industrial roof top; the first of its kind in the world. Many of the vegetables are fed coconut fibres as the solution to keep them growing at a healthy pace.
In Toronto there are; Sherburne Common is a park and area where they clean water and send it back to Lake Ontario.
And lastly Edmonton has one of the most amazing waste management facility, they use their waste for many things again (re-using) for many as many things possible
Unit 1: Changing Populations
Unit 1: Changing Populations
Population in Canada has been noticeably declining, the Immigrants coming in are at a low level as well. The reason behind this is that there are many other better countries to live in. However, that's not the only reason as to why there is a less population, some examples of why the population is decreasing are;
Women having less children due to;
- Financial constraints, Also, the government is offering less FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE towards parents.
- Child needs are expensive
- Many people are in the workforce, therefore there is no time for a child in these types of people’s lives
- Many women are delaying having a child reason being that women want to have an education and have a job OPPORTUNITIES.
- Canada's population growth rate is 1.2% annual change.
- Fertility rate is 1.61 births per women
- Growth rate from 1983-1989 had a high rate of population but the rate dropped from around 1996-2014
If this trend continues our population will continue to decrease.
The Population of the Aboriginal people Increased by 40,000 until 2011. However the aboriginal population is going to decrease because of the many other immigrants that may settle in their land area, disturbing them want to move. The aboriginal community only takes up a small portion of the grand total of Canadian population.
- 2% of Canadians are Metis