Commentary | Jul 28, 2021 | By Scott Higgins, Research Scientist

Canada is a land of lakes, but is falling behind when it comes to tracking their health

In an opinion piece for the Ottawa Citizen, Scott Higgins explains that Canada is falling behind when it comes to monitoring lake health—and that supporting local efforts is the key.

As someone who has worked as a freshwater scientist for more than 20 years, trust me when I say that the recent headline news that climate change is sucking the oxygen out of lakes around the globe was shocking, yet necessary.

The havoc that the ever-changing climate is wrecking on the finely balanced ecosystems on which we depend cannot be understated. And the news that the health of our fresh water—a critical staple for life on earth—is being undermined at such a foundational level should be sounding alarm bells.

You can read the rest of this article on the Ottawa Citizen website.