A piece published on Le Devoir’s website relates that local communities and researchers see tangible signs of accelerated climate change in northern Québec. Many animal and plant species, such as moose and birch, which were historically limited to the south of the province are now readily observed in the North. Permafrost is also thawing due to temperature warming, which in turn increases the availability of drinking water in groundwater sources. CEN’s researcher Richard Fortier is leading a project on the latter topic this summer in the Umiujaq area.
You can read the article by Caroline Montpetit published on the 3rd of August 2015 on Le Devoir website.