While the strong heat wave in the western provinces makes it easier to hold on, a research scientist around Canada says this weather event, although not uncommon, is caused by natural climate change and comparatively of the heat waves that occurred in the 1920s and ’30s.
“This wave of heat is remarkable, but it hasn’t been shown to be any serious climate change issue, ”Madhav Khandekar told The Epoch Times. “I think it’s a part of natural climate change that we Canadians seem to forget.”
At the height of the heat wave, the BC village of Lytton set a Canadian record of 49.6 degrees Celsius on June 29. On July 2, BC chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said 719 sudden and unexpected deaths were reported over a seven -day period, with severe weather found to be a major factor.
Seattle, Portland, and other U.S. cities also broke heat records, with temperatures in some areas reaching as high as 46 Celsius.
While some environmentalists and climate scientists claim that man-made climate change underpins severe weather events, Khandekar, a serious weather expert, disagrees.
“Is it because of global warming or what man is called CO2 emissions? The answer is no, ”he said.
For example, in the 1930s, commonly known as the ‘dust bow’ years in North America, there were severe heat waves, and Canada’s highest temperature was recorded in a small Saskatchewan town in July 1937: the temperature of 45 degrees, “he said. – READ MORE
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