Climate Change in Thunder Bay and Area

Climate Change Where I Live

  • Climate Wisconsin, A State of Change: a series of short videos about how climate change is affecting people’s lives — very relevant to life in and around Thunder Bay.
  • Ice Cover on the Great Lakes and Climate Change:  Understanding the major effect of ice on the Great Lakes is crucial because it impacts a range of societal benefits provided by the lakes, from hydropower generation to commercial shipping to the fishing industry. The amount of ice cover varies from year to year, as well as how long it remains on the lakes. Climate change is affecting and will affect ice cover.  This site provides a number of ice cover maps and atlases that show changes over periods of time. What trends do you see? Can you correlate these maps to your experience (the winter of 2014 and 2015 was very cold, while the winter of 2015 and 2016 was affected by El Nino)?

An organization you might want to contact in conducting your inquiry and finding out about environmental action in Thunder Bay:

  • EcoSuperior: their goal is to achieve greater environmental stewardship in Northwestern Ontario and the Lake Superior Basin through engagement, education, collaboration, action and leadership