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Nancy Hamzawi: “The science is clear – Canada’s climate is warming more rapidly than the global average [twice as fast], and this level of warming effectively cannot be changed…”

2019-04-02

So reports the Guardian, on the web.

Furthermore:

While global temperatures have increased 0.8C since 1948, Canada has seen an increase of 1.7C – more than double the global average.  And in the Arctic, the warming is happening at a much faster rate of 2.3C, the report says.

Under a scenario in which global emissions are dramatically reduced, average temperatures will rise only 3C across the country by 2100, including the Arctic region.

But if countries – including Canada – fail to act aggressively, increases of 7-9 degrees are likely, and the Arctic faces the prospect of 11 degrees of warming.

(photo courtesy of pixabay.com)

 

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