Warm winters, scorching summers: New maps project impact

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Published on: October 30, 2017

National Post / Sharon Kirkey / 26 October 2017

Is this the end of the Great Canadian winter?

A new report says that even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, all of Canada is projected to get warmer by the end of the century, while the number of 30 C plus days per year are predicted to “explode” under the current global warming trajectory.

The report by climatologists at the University of Winnipeg-based Prairie Climate Centre looks at how temperature and precipitation are likely to change under two hypothetical warming scenarios: a “low-carbon” one that assumes emissions will slow, and a high-carbon scenario that assumes the opposite — “that humanity will continue to emit more and more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere well into the future.”

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