WINTER? WHAT WINTER?

Anybody who still isn’t convinced that the threat and dangers of “Global Warming” aren’t real, should have been in Toronto this winter.

A “normal” Canadian winter is usually defined as bitterly cold and white with snow. (That description doesn’t even begin to address the stinging sleet, messy slush and damaging hail etc., that often accompanies winter’s wrath.)

Canadians often describe the month of March as; “coming in as a lion” - a month when winter gives us a savage reminder of her savage power to control how we must live.

At a time of year when we ususally experience temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, mid-March has seen insanely high temperatures double-digits above freezing.

This follows a winter devoid of any signifigant, lasting snowfall and with a mean temperature the highest seen since the beginning of accurate record keeping six-and-a-half decades ago.

In a country defined by winter, ski-resorts in Ontario have been crippled; snow mobile enthusiasts outdoor activities ruined; winter carnivals less wintery; skating rinks shut down early; and outdoor swimming pools are being prepared months sooner in anticipation of possible earlier openings.

In short, it’s crazy! Although many of our visiting backpackers (skiiers, snowboarders etc.) have been somewhat disappointed, long-suffering Canadians areĀ  (in the spite of ther global threat) inwardly elated.

So to the youth in other countries who enjoy the “status quo” regarding the climate in their home countries you’d better start addressing the issue of Global Warming!

We’ve had first hand eperience here in Toronto. That (“…the times, they are a-changin…!”)

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Our usual winter

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This winter


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