The Observatory monitors and evaluates climate change adaptation to produce indices for steering individual and organizational adaptation in Quebec.
Specific climate projections on the Quebec territory forecast a lengthening of the season favourable to storm formation and an increase in episodes of intense precipitations, accentuating the intensity or frequency of flooding. In Quebec, this type of natural catastrophe concerns 80% of shoreline municipalities. Floods have the potential to increase associated mortality rates as well as to cause major physical and mental health problems for the victims, in addition to being the costliest climate hazard in Canada.
Weather hazards in Quebec and everywhere else in the world are disrupting our ecosystems and causing major health issues. To learn more about, consult this section. Information, reports, articles and newsletters are available under these topic headings.