Since the weatherman forecasted cold and snowy conditions here in S.W. Ontario for the next few days your humble reporter went to the grocery store today and stocked up on food and stuff so that I could stay inside until the REAL spring arrives!
Needles to say this article from CTV News caught my eye and I'll print some of it here for ya!
The extreme weather seen in Canada this past year -- such as massive snowstorms on both coasts and incredibly warm January weather in Toronto -- is set to become the new norm, a scientist says.
The verdict comes on the back of a report issued by the World Meteorological Organization which says the world is in "truly uncharted territory" when it comes to the rate of increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.
"2016 was an extraordinary year in Canada, from ice storms to hail storms to flooding,” said Dan Kraus, a scientist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. “We can expect to see more of it in the future."
Kraus says the wild weather Canadians experienced in 2016 has gone beyond acting as a warning.
"It’s not just an alarm bell we’re hearing, it's real effects we're seeing in our environment," he said in an interview with CTV News Channel. "It's affecting how we live."
"The weather our grandparents had is not what our kids will have. And it’s going to affect us unless we start to move towards an economy that uses less carbon," Kraus said.