+ 1°C : What difference does it make?

Common questions about the climate change

© Environment Canada, 2011

What will happen if temperatures rise by 1°C? How can we anticipate what temperatures will be a hundred years from now? It’s cold today, so why are we talking about global warming? Scientists answer these questions through life-sized video presentations and demystify concepts that are often complex but essential for a clearer understanding of the phenomenon.

This exhibition takes a scientific approach to answering several common questions about one of the 21st century’s key issues: climate change.

Magic planet, the interactive digital earth globe in QuebecLife-sized videos

© Environment Canada, 2011

The “Magic Planet”, measuring 1.2 m in height and the only such interactive digital Earth globe in Quebec, is the centrepiece of one of the exhibition’s five stations. Through satellite imagery, this globe allows visitors to observe natural, meteorological and climatic phenomena such as ocean currents and hurricanes. This impressive sphere will also enable you to learn more through a selection of available multimedia presentations.

Visitors will also be exposed to the testimony of scientists and experts who were amongst the first to intervene during the June 2013 floods in southern Alberta. Both the causes and the consequences of this natural disaster are explored in this documentary, in order to help prepare people to deal with and adapt to extreme weather events. The final segment of the exhibition introduces visitors to several citizens across Canada who have found creative ways to tackle climate change.

Come and see what a difference 1°C makes!

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