As the global climate changes, there is an increasing demand for information about the climates that we live and work in. Foresters, engineers, biologists, farmers, and medical professionals need detailed climate data to adjust their practices for anticipated climate changes. Citizens need intuitive climate information to guide their responses in the job market, their communities, and the voting booth. There are many sources of climate data available to British Columbians. However, translating this data into insight can be challenging, even for the most experienced climate analyst. The BC Climate Explorer is a web app built to help people develop an intuitive understanding of the differences between the local climates of British Columbia, how these climates are changing, and how they are likely to be influenced by international climate policy.
The BC Climate Explorer is an open-source project, and we are interested in building our community of contributors. You can contribute to the development of the web app on GitHub, or email us with your questions, comments, and ideas.