The loss of Arctic sea ice has changed our climate/weather paradigm. We have this new, powerful Polar Jet Stream that's known for sucking warm, tropical air far into the north and cold, polar air far into the south. It manifests in Rossby Waves, slow-moving and, at times, stationary weather patterns that can sit over an area for days on end bringing floods to places like Calgary and Toronto.
After the Toronto and Calgary floods of 2013, did you really think that you were off the climate change hook? Really? Why? Were you quietly hoping the denialists were right and it would just go away? Guess what? It's not going away no matter how many times Stephen Harper, Donald Trump and Joe Oliver claim it's a hoax.
Did you really think we could lose the Arctic sea ice and not get hammered by that? Really? Why would you think that? Just try to factor in what you're enduring now with the reality that November, 2013 was, globally, the warmest November ever recorded.
At this point, I haven't a clue what to tell you, what to say. If you're a Liberal or New Democrat shouldn't you ask why J.T. and T.M. aren't addressing this, why they're not holding Harper's feet to the fire over the very coals he's been stoking?
I don't know what to add. Oh, here's one thing. If you support either of these hucksters, best you not try to claim the mantle of "progressive." You're not, not even close.