Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Another Chilly Day.

The Tories might like to pretend global warming isn't happening. Tell that to the folks in Nunavut. Not just Nunavut but Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost settlement in Canada.

Today Nunavut is warmer than Victoria, B.C. Victoria is the warmest city in Canada - on average. Today isn't average.
"It's really quite spectacular," said David Phillips, Environment Canada's chief climatologist. "This is unprecedented." 
The weather agency confirmed that Canadian Forces Station Alert hit a record of 21 C on Sunday. On Monday, the military listening post on the top of Ellesmere Island had reached 20 C by noon and inched slightly higher later in the day. 
Alert was warmer both days than Victoria, B.C., a Canadian go-to for balmy climes.
The Canadian Arctic is also contributing to another all-time record.
Record temperatures across much of the world over the past two weeks could make July the hottest month ever measured on Earth, according to climate scientists. 
The past fortnight has seen freak heat in the Canadian Arctic, crippling droughts in Chennai and Harare and forest fires that forced thousands of holidaymakers to abandon campsites in southern France and prompted the air force in Indonesia to fly cloud-busting missions in the hope of inducing rain.


Rural said...

I fear we are done like toast...literally.... nuff said!

The Mound of Sound said...

Yeah, well it is getting pretty wobbly but not enough to rally the troops to action.

Trailblazer said...

I have said before..
We have lost the fight; get over it.
The only satisfaction we can get from this is to make those responsible fucking miserable.


Anonymous said...

Nunavut not Nunavit

Anonymous said...

Human greed will never allow meaningful change to happen. Everyone wants their McMansion with a big pool, 3 cars and a motorcycle, to jet around the world and take selfies... They feel entitled and they're coming. It's a "F U I've got mine" mentality. You take the bus Pleb, I'm driving to work.

To our spineless leaders the only thing that matters is the GDP. Sure, they'll pay lip service to the environment since it's trendy at the moment. Heh, I'm a millennial and call me skeptical but the only reason my peers care about climate change is because... we will never be able to own anything. Saving the world seems easier than getting a mortgage these days.

In a world of finite resources and infinite greed, we're doomed.