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The Arctic is one of the best predictors of climate change and shrinking polar ice.

What happens up north also affects southern Canada

Melting polar ice and a warming north will have an effect on agriculture elsewhere in the country


Canada has the most extensive coastline in the world, and much of that is in the Arctic. That place we know near the North Pole is not however, governed by Canada alone. The Arctic is governed by eight nations: Canada, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, U.S. and Iceland. This group, known as the Arctic Council, […] Read more

This graphic shows the annual global temperature anomalies dating back to 1880 (solid red line). The shaded bars show the anomalies per decade. As you can easily see, global temperatures have been increasing quite drastically since the late 1970s.

The global weather stories of the year? Mine are heat and hurricanes

El Niño combined with ongoing global warming to set yet another temperature record and also fuelled major hurricanes and typhoons


I figured I would begin our look back at 2015’s weather from a global perspective and then zoom into North America, Canada, and Western Canada in particular, in an upcoming article. I have to pretty much agree with the top two 2015 global weather stories that nearly every website has come up with — 2015 […] Read more


Why does El Niño have such a big impact on our weather?

It’s all about heat and the atmosphere’s aversion to imbalances 
when it comes to hot and cold


A few weeks ago while waiting for a triathlon to start, a thunderstorm rolled through the region forcing everyone to run for shelter. While listening to people talk during the storm I overheard a weather-related idea or story that I’ve actually been mulling in my head for a while now, but I still haven’t figured […] Read more