Climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation are major threats of the 21st century. Such crises are global in scope, but they manifest in everyday life through small, incremental changes that people observe in their local environments. For this reason, researchers at Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Western University – in partnership with the Rural Futures Research Centre and with funding from the Ocean Frontier Institute – conducted an online survey of Atlantic Canadians to learn how they relate to the natural environment in their communities and whether they perceive changes.
This report examines the environmental changes Atlantic Canadians are seeing in their communities and explores how they feel about and respond to the changes they observe.
How to cite: McLay, Rachel and Howard Ramos. 2021. “Perceptions of Environmental Change in Atlantic Canada.” Future Ocean and Coastal Infrastructures Project: Work Package 6. September 7.