Will Canada be the greatest country to live in come 2035?
By: Abdullah Nadeem
It looks like Canada is also going to get their immigrants mainly from Asia, Africa and Latin America. They will also certainly be looking for skilled workers who can make an impact on the economy.
Interactions in the Phyical Enviroment
Latitude- Distance away from the equator impacts its temperature. ex. closer to equator it is warmer, farther is colder.
Ocean currents- Temperature of ocean current affects the temperature of land it passes over, also has moderating affect on temperature making it cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Air masses- Air masses formed over the ocean will be moist causing precipitation as it moves over land, air masses over in land regions will be dry. The jet stream also plays part as its position will either create a boundary between cold air masses in South Canada and warm air masses in the US, or allow warm air masses to come in South Eastern Canada creating a larger temperature range in places like Mississauga.
Elevation- This happens in mountainous regions where the higher the elevation the lower the air pressure. That causes percipitation and much drier conditions coming down the mountain.
Relief- This happens where a mountain creates a physical barrier. As moist air masses come from the ocean it has to pass over higher elevation from the mountain, thus it looses its moisture through precipitation. It then creates dry desert like conditions on the other side. Can create great ski mountains.
Near water Continental- Places far from the ocean do not benefit from moderating effects, thus they have greater temperature ranges. Maritime- Places close to a large body of water benefit from moderating effects of the ocean and have a smaller temperature range as well as more precipitation.
Canadas vegiation and land form regions
Two of Canada's landforms regions are the western cordillera and the Canadian Shield. The Western Cordillera consist of B.C, Alberta and Yukon. This region is a coastal region and includes a young and rugged mountain range. The Canadian Shield consist of Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, NWT and Nunavut. This is the largest region in Canada containing some of Canada's oldest rocks. One physical feature of the Western Cordillera is the mountains. That is due to convergent boundaries. That is two tectonic plates colliding into each other creating an uplift, a mountain. The Canadian shield consists of rocky ice-smoothed hills with irregular basins filled by swamps or lakes. Most of that is due to continental glaciers depositing debris carried over from Northern Canada.
Impact of Climate Change
Canada's Resources and Industries
Canada has become more connected to the rest of the world through trade and globalization. One example is their now very strong bond with the US, who is Canada's top trade partner, 74.5% of Canada's trade is with the US. That is due to globalization and the new NAFTA deal ( North American Free Trade Agreement). That deal has also increased their trade with Mexico, their fifth top trade partner. Free Trade has increased the connection with UK and China too.
Cities are also becoming more sustainable for the future, the biggest way cities are doing that is by integrating the environment into the city. There have already been many examples of this. In Montreal people are producing food and natural items in the city and delivering it to the community. In Mississauga and the GTA there has been a new "Green Belt" plan to protect green areas. In Toronto they are creating green spaces and using "brown land" to help. In Windsor they are taking CO2 from underground transit and combining it with sunlight to make algae. And finally in Edmonton they have managed to reduce 90% of the garbage that goes into a landfill and resusing it.