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Started by WibbleAgain on Jun 30, 2021 12:57:21 PM
Climate Crisis:The Heat Dome over Pacific Northwest
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Verdigris - 30 Jun 2021 12:11:12 (#2 of 116)

It wouldn't be so hot if they used proper SI measurements, unless it was in degrees Kelvin.

thisonehasalittlehat - 30 Jun 2021 13:12:19 (#3 of 116)

Like centreparcs.

Verdigris - 30 Jun 2021 12:14:24 (#4 of 116)

An yet United Airlines are making the biggest order for new aircraft ever. It's almost as if people across the Atlantic didn't know there was a climate crisis in progress.

bossab2 - 30 Jun 2021 13:20:06 (#5 of 116)

Climate change was warned about by the IPCC in 1990...

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Agaliarept - 30 Jun 2021 14:08:57 (#7 of 116)

In the Heat Dome areas

Time to start going underground, like Montreal.

AdonisBlue - 30 Jun 2021 14:15:01 (#8 of 116)

Why are you all so sure this is caused by climate change? They had a climate change expert on Radio 4 this morning who said the jury is still out. Whilst climate change is very real research is still being conducted on whether it will increase hot weather events like this or even decrease them.

The tendency to declare every heatwave evidence for climate change has harmed the credibility of the science. It also allows the deniers to say 'what about climate change?" When we have cold snaps.

thisonehasalittlehat - 30 Jun 2021 14:17:20 (#9 of 116)

Also you'd think they'd be glad of a bit of warm weather in Canada innit.

bossab2 - 30 Jun 2021 15:00:22 (#10 of 116)

Global average temps have been going up AB.

Antimatter - 30 Jun 2021 16:38:15 (#11 of 116)

#9 A little known secret about Canada is that despite its reputation for crazy cold winters, the summer is always awesome, although the North West is currently taking that to an extreme.

Agaliarept - 30 Jun 2021 16:41:26 (#12 of 116)

the summer is always awesome

I used to have a work colleague from BC. She said the summer heat was unbearable.

rejonked - 30 Jun 2021 16:56:18 (#13 of 116)

Why are you all so sure this is caused by climate change? They had a climate change expert on Radio 4 this morning who said the jury is still out.

There are other climate change experts who have been very clear that this kind of extreme weather is exactly what models predict. But it is probably true you can only be *sure* by looking at temperatures and weather events over a period of time rather than just one incident. But all the evidence is there AB, 2020 the hottest year on record, 2019 the second hottest, and data showing a large increase in extreme weather events over past 20 years compared with the previous decades. It's just plain myopic not to look at the patterns of the last few years and be confident that it's just normal weather variation.

Verdigris - 30 Jun 2021 16:15:29 (#14 of 116)

He's just trolling. Best ignored (not that I follow my own advice consistently).

TauCeti - 30 Jun 2021 18:29:37 (#15 of 116)

Radio item has it there is a dome of hot air above the 'province', and that in there the ozone is very low, air unbreathable and due to cv, nobody is in offices where the air conditioning would have helped.

I wonder what is going on;

carterbrandon - 30 Jun 2021 18:34:35 (#16 of 116)

A little known secret about Canada is that despite its reputation for crazy cold winters

Vancouver doesn't get them. Although the first time I went there for Xmas, they got 4 foot of snow, and the locals were even worse at dealing with it than us.

Ginmonkey - 30 Jun 2021 18:42:11 (#17 of 116)

Isn't Vancouver on the same latitude as London?

bossab2 - 30 Jun 2021 18:57:45 (#18 of 116)

Radio item has it there is a dome of hot air above the 'province', and that in there the ozone is very low, air unbreathable and due to cv, nobody is in offices where the air conditioning would have helped.

The 'heat dome' is just a blocking high pressure. We get them. Just with less heat.

Dementor - 30 Jun 2021 19:11:30 (#19 of 116)

My old mum wanted to put her heating on yesterday in dear old Blighty - 18C seems a bit cold for end of June.

SinnerBoy - 30 Jun 2021 19:15:48 (#20 of 116)

carterbrandon #16

Was that 99-2000? I went to Vancouver Islan then and there was a blizzard. The agent, driving from Victoria to Port Alberni, was actually the agent's 18 year old daughter and 18 year old niece.

They didn't think we were going to make it up the last stretch of the mountain. Loads of crashes, it was carnage.

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