Dream on About a White Christmas

Tue, 2005-12-20 10:45Jim Hoggan
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Dream on About a White Christmas

Okay, so I live in Vancouver and it hardly ever snows here at Christmas, anyway. And the nature of climate change – which increases the likelihood of unusual weather events – means a white Christmas may be more probably now than in the past. But we have a trend and the skiers aren't going to like it.

Check this article from the Independent Online, which quotes Dr. Michael Coughlan, head of the National Climate Centre at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, as saying:

“One probably has to go back into prehistoric times - and way back in them - to be seeing these sorts of temperatures.”

Just to add to the record, NASA also announced that 2005 was the hottest year on record.

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A study of the Antarctic ice cap recently revealed that there is currently 27 percent more CO2 in the air than at any time in the last 650,000 years.  And one-third more CO2 than at the start of the industrial revolution.  Anyone who doesn’t believe in global warming at this point just has their head in the sand.

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The world’s 52 small island developing states (SIDS) increasingly share sea level rise and other escalating environmental threats that are further aggravated by economic insecurities, Achim Steiner added.

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