The ECOreport Looks At A Joint Health Canada & Science Media Centre of Canada report, Canada is 1.7 degrees warmer than in 1948
By Roy L Hales
Average global temperatures keep rising. While 2016 is the warmest year on record, the previous record was set in 2015 and, before that, 2014. A new joint report from Health Canada and the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) puts this into perspective. Canada is 1.7 degrees warmer than in 1948.
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The ECOreport reposts a report of extreme weather events: Evidence Suggests Climate Change Responsible For 2015 Heat Waves
Originally Published on National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Human-caused climate change very likely increased the severity of heat waves that plagued India, Pakistan, Europe, East Africa, East Asia, and Australia in 2015 and helped make it the warmest year on record, according to new research published today in a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
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Federal Investments in Resiliency Needed in the Face of Extreme Weather
Originally published by the Center for American Progress
By Matt Kasper & Daniel J. Weiss
Weather events have been dominating the news recently thanks to the “polar vortex” that caused record cold temperatures across the nation. But just a few months ago, the news was filled with other events: record rain and flooding in Colorado; destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma; widespread drought in the Southwest; and the sluggish recovery from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey. Unlike the record cold, however, these extreme weather events are becoming more commonplace.
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