The Weather

Posted: June 8, 2011 in Current Events, Environment

Today’s top news stories:  record breaking heat wave today; probable tornado hits Hamilton last night; another storm front to hit tonight; heat wave predicted to hit east coast tomorrow; tropical storm forming in Atlantic.  Over the past few weeks the U.S. mid west has been hit by a string of destructive tornadoes.  Add to that the fact that the long range weather prediction provided by Environment Canada is for a very hot summer with an increase in “active weather”.  Now take a look at the extreme flood conditions that have hit the mid-west and Quebec.

There are still people I talk to that say, “This is normal,”  or “It’s just because we have better news reporting, so we hear about more things.”  I’m sorry, I don’t buy it.  Active weather is in the news almost every day, and it’s not because there’s nothing else to report.  All of this comes after one of the worst winters for snow  that we’ve seek in years south of the border.

Any one of these things can be explained away, but when you put them all together it is definitely abnormal.  Should we be surprised?  This is exactly what environmental and Global Warming advocates have been warning us about for decades.  Not an apocalyptic event, but a gradual shift in weather patterns.  Increased atmospheric warming results not only in increased temperatures but also in more active weather, such as storms, tornadoes and hurricanes.  It’s time we realized that we’re no longer talking about adverse effects coming in the future.

The future is now.

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