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Tue Apr 2, 2019, 10:55 PM

"Effectively irreversible": Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, report says

Source: CBS News


BY SOPHIE LEWIS

UPDATED ON: APRIL 2, 2019 / 8:25 PM / CBS NEWS

Global warming is disproportionately affecting Canada. A new report by the Canadian government's Environment and Climate Change department indicates that the country is warming at a significantly faster rate than the rest of the world.

Canada's Changing Climate Report concludes that, on average, Canada's climate has been warming at double the rate of the world as a whole a trend that scientists expect to continue. Since 1948, Canada's average land temperature has increased by 1.7 degrees Celsius, or about 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures in northern Canada have increased even more. For comparison, scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies estimate that the average global temperature has increased 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius) since 1880.

Many of the effects of Canada's warming are "effectively irreversible," the report states. And it affirms that "human influence" is more to blame for the observed temperature increases than natural causes.

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The effects of global warming are also being felt by Canada's neighbor, Alaska. Last weekend, parts of Alaska hit temperatures of 30 to 40 degrees above normal, shattering previous records. "Between a rapidly changing environment and lack of societal response, I'm very concerned," climate expert Rick Thoman, of NOAA's Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, told CBS News last week.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/canada-is-warming-twice-as-fast-as-the-rest-of-the-world-climate-change-report-says/

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Judi Lynn Apr 2 OP
lapfog_1 Apr 2 #1
SunSeeker Apr 2 #2
Uncle Joe Apr 2 #3
BigmanPigman Apr 3 #4
Locrian Apr 3 #5
FiveGoodMen Apr 3 #7
Locrian Apr 4 #10
Maxheader Apr 3 #6
FiveGoodMen Apr 3 #8
roamer65 Apr 3 #9
Yeehah Apr 4 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:02 PM

1. so much for "ice road truckers"

ok... bad humor... but seriously... this is going to be bad for all of us

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:09 PM

2. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 11:11 PM

3. I believe that will accelerate climate change should their Arctic Permafrost not be perma anymore,

that would be a major methane release.


Thanks for the thread Judi Lynn.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:11 AM

4. Yep, that is happening in Russia right now.

Permafrost is being exposed which causes more warming from the gas which makes more permafrost exposed and so on. Not a good outcome.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 07:02 AM

5. last time I checked

Canada was in North America.... unless there's some sort of magical climate change wall there are more "neighbors" than Alaska

>>The effects of global warming are also being felt by Canada's neighbor, Alaska.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 12:46 PM

7. Canada's other neighbors might not be feeling the same effects

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 06:54 AM

10. yeah I get it

But it's not like climate change is going to respect any human made "borders"

Guarantee you a lot of people in the US look at it and say: "Huh, well, CANADA, doesn't affect me - I live in Montana"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 07:22 AM

6. Stumpys to "do" list...

1.) Enrich my buddies..
2.) Keep the suthn heathen behind the border..
3.) Insult everyone
4.) Screw with shit I don't understand
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#.) Caring about global warming...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 12:47 PM

8. Oh be serious!

That last one is NOT on his list.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 12:54 PM

9. Canada should build a wall.

To keep out all of the climate change migrants that will be coming in 10-20 years.

Seriously.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 09:49 AM

11. Can't be!

A senator had a snowball in the Capitol building, proof positive that climate change is a hoax!

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