As I sit here writing this, my toes are freezing on the tiled floor of my kitchen because it's currently -13 degrees celsius outside.
(-TL;DR Recent reports by weather and climate authorities have shown that a gloabl trend toward rising heat is not stopping any time soon. According to The Weather Network, 2019 could be "the hottest year in human history." Also, a developing El Niño event will only contribute to the fact that 2019 will very likely experience even more unprecedented levels of heat.-)
In the current brutal winter climate, the intense heat we experienced in Canada in summer 2018 seems like a distant memory by now.
However, these heat waves were totally unprecedented and killed more people than the 1998 ice storm.
Not only that, the west part of Canadian experience the grim effects of long-term heat with blazing and uncontrollable wildfires which seem to carry on for days and weeks at a time. The entire province of B.C. was forced into an official state of emergency, it got that bad.
That said, recent reports by The Weather Network and National Geographic have shown that a global trend toward rising heat is not stopping any time soon.
According to The Weather Network, 2019 could be "the hottest year in human history."
This applies not just to Canada, but the entire world.
By compiling data from 2018, experts are able to form prediction regarding climate and temperature for the years to come, and it looks like this year will likely become the fourth warmest on record.
Moreover, according to National Geographic, a developing El Niño event will only contribute to the fact that 2019 will very likely experience even more unprecedented levels of heat.
Now, before you get all excited that spring is coming early, this trend isn't exactly a good thing.
Just think about all of the weather-related repercussions of extreme heat we experienced in Canada alone, for example, wildfires, tornados, blazing heat waves, caterpillar infestations, and brutal hail storms.
The rest of the world will also experience their own flavor of devastating weather related disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and tropical storms.
Canadians love warm weather, but there is a limit to what is considered safe and livable for human population. https://www.mtlblog.com/news/canada/the-hottest-year-in-human-history-expected-to-hit-canada-in-2019?fbclid=IwAR1qGwQwBFO0yZG-rt3SAu9DxZ9TmJF4skna5XRbUEbhW1WMX0qU_OJ5WFk