Where's global warming when you need it?
The thermometer outside my back door west of Bragg Creek, Alberta said -20 C this morning, a temperature soon confirmed by the resident border collie whose outside morning routine lasted less than 30 seconds. Environment Canada predicts we Canadians will all have lots of cold weather this year - more, in fact, than we've had for almost 15 years. So button up Canucks. Global warming is taking a holiday.
TORONTO - After years of warmer-than-normal winters that spurred constant talk of global warming, winter this year is expected to be the coldest in almost 15 years and should remind everyone of what real Canadian cold feels like, Environment Canada said Friday.
With the exception of only small pockets of northern Canada and southwestern Ontario, this December through February is forecast to be one of the harshest winters in recent memory across the country, said senior climatologist David Phillips.