Posted on | January 20, 2011 | No Comments
It’s official, the World Meteorological Organization, which is part of the UN, confirmed that 2010 was one of the hottest years on record (at least, since we began to measure temperature), on par with 2005 and 1998.
A few parts of the world stand as exceptions, however. Thus, Western Europe had a specially frisky year. However, Eastern Canada had unusually warm weather. All the skiers in Quebec will agree: it wasn’t the the best season for snowfalls.
Don’t rejoice for this kind of climate encourages the proliferation of natural disasters of all kinds. We’ve witnessed lately floods in Australia, Sri Lanka and Brazil. While it is too soon to tell (despite my attempts with a crystal ball) where 2011 will stand in the list of warmest years on record, it is clear that we are already living through the side effects of global warming. In fact, besides the last few days cooler temperatures, we’ve had pretty tame weather this winter so far.
So build snowmen and ice castle while you still can, and take as many pictures as possible – who knows if these typically Canadian winters will not soon be nothing but cherished memories?