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Impacts on Pacific Parks

Picture of menacing clouds
We can expect increased ocean surface temperatures, greater storm intensity and altered ocean currents.
© Parks Canada / Andrews, D. / 10.105.03.22(03), 3/30/1996

The Pacific region will experience higher temperatures, a moderate increase in winter precipitation and drier summers. We can also expect increased ocean surface temperatures, greater storm intensity and altered ocean currents.

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site Reserve is rich in Haida culture and archaeological features. The predicted rise in sea level of up to 0.5m by the end of the century could threaten seabird colonies and low-lying archaeological features.

Picture of a female grizzly bear and her cub
More southerly species may migrate into Kluane National Park Reserve as conditions become milder.
© Parks Canada / Lynch, W. / 11.110.10.01(01), 3/30/1986

In Kluane National Park Reserve of Canada, more southerly species may migrate into the park as conditions become milder.