Nunavut Burning Up!

Climate change not the same as global warming

Re: Climate issues

With the cold winter weather tapering off, the often repeated comments about “so-called global warming and climate change,” sparked by bitterly cold temperatures and “snowmageddons,” still resonate.

First let’s get the terminology straight. Climate change is the change in climatic conditions of regions which, yes, do include temperature, but also many of the Earth’s other systems. Global warming is the overall increase in temperature across the globe. Simple enough, right?

While the more serious effects of climate change are not being felt by residents of southern Ontario, they are being felt by the communities in northern Canada. Flooding, increased rainfall and increased temperatures are drastically changing the traditional lifestyles of some aboriginal communities, and affecting water quality and health. Yet news and reports are very rare on this increasingly pressing issue. Half of our country cannot be forgotten.

Is it getting hot or is it just me?

Kendra King, Ancaster



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5 Responses to Nunavut Burning Up!

  1. suyts says:

    Exceptionally really mild coldness.

  2. Andy Weiss says:

    Wow! -22C with 33 mph wind, light snow and blowing snow. At the warmest part of the day no less. We ought to have Dr. Hansen stand out there with all this global warming and see how long he can survive.

  3. Luke of the D says:

    Brrhh…ouch-ouch! It sure is warmcold there.

  4. Robert Austin says:

    I could not resist replying so I went to the trouble of registering so I could comment as follows:

    “Is it getting hot or is it just me?”
    Ms. King,
    Global temperatures have risen about 0.7C since the end of the 19th century according to the IPCC. I doubt that the average human being can sense this minor temperature change over a period longer than their lifetime. Perhaps you are going through menopause and interpreting hot flashes as climate change?

  5. Lance says:

    Don’t laugh, they have 24 sunshine, so now they can install those solar panels to run the entire military base. I’m sure there is enough energy to heat a cup of coffee!!..oh dang, I forgot, clouds also show up….

    Oh well, they do get there supply of bulk heating fuel each year when the arctic is completely devoid of all ice, check with Catlin, they’ll tell you its already clear….

    ok, enough of my rant for now…

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