If 2017 weather was a downer, you ain’t seen nothing yet: Environmental Defence

Predicting when and where extreme weather will hit can be difficult, if not downright impossible. But Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, said Friday he has no doubt it will happen.

“I can say with certainty that we will have more wacky weather in 2018, and quite likely more than we did in 2017, as the world continues to warm,” Gray said in an interview.

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  • Blacksmith

    “I can say with certainty that we will have more wacky weather in 2018,
    and quite likely more than we did in 2017, as the world continues to
    warm,”
    Except for the fact that globull warming has paused for 2 decades so far….. Retard, it is called WEATHER!

    • Nothing “wacky” about this weather — Canadians are noticing that it’s the first “normal” winter we’ve had in a few years. It’s supposed to get really cold in winter, lots of snow, sleet, etc. The seasons are supposed to have clearly marked differences in weather and they often reach the extremes — that’s not wacky it’s normal; cyclical.

      Sorry to inform Environmental Defense, but Mother Nature is not in fact a Communist. Nature does not function within a monolithic state of homogeneous “equity”. She has a mind of her own, and Mother Nature does not concur with Environmental Defense.

  • ontario john

    Yes I noticed the global warming this morning when I went out to get more firewood. -21 and ice everywhere.

    • canminuteman

      The average January low where I live is supposed to be minus 8. It was minus 20 to 25 most of last week, It went to plus 10 the past two days, now it’s back to minus 20.

      • ontario john

        Sure glad we have those carbon taxes.

      • Thomas Henderson

        Weather and climate are always changing: you had Roman and Medieval warm periods, a very cold period called the Sporer Minimum (1460-1550) in the midst of even longer mini-ice age, which lasted until 1830 or so.

        The jury is still out as to what was behind these variations.

        The debate is not about whether climate is changing, it is about how much of this is human driven. Anthropocentric climate change arguments have been used to justify all policy initiatives to limit or tax carbon emissions and to marginalize dissenters.

        Science is not a democracy. It is not about consensus. It is about measuring reality. Except for mathematics and some laws of physics, science is rarely settled.

        Skepticism about the so-called “settled science” is evoked by the chattering classes and politicos who present the argument in moralistic terms to justify compliance. It comes across as disingenuous at best, subjugation at worse, and by people whose lives leaves the impression they don’t really believe it themselves. Al Gore crisscrossing the globe on a Leer jet to tell us proles to step into line, group think conferences that generate a bigger carbon footprint than the average person will ever leave, globalization policies that allocate manufacturing to low wage (and carbon intensive) economies for consumption in high wage markets, and public funding for inefficient and nebulous green technologies that force up energy prices, do not advance the argument. It smacks of fraud.

        • canminuteman

          I am completely in agreement with you. I have been around long enough now to remember very cold winters and very warm ones.

          One of the thing that I think must affect the weather that never gets talked about is the fact that the earth wobbles on its axis. We get winter when the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun and summer whne it tilts towards it, but the amount that it tilts varies because the earth wobbled. Depending on the wobble cycle winter and summer would be either amplified or reduced.

    • Watchman

      Yes, but imaging how cold it would have been if the world wasn’t roasting in hugely elevated temperatures that are hitting right now, err…. will hit real soon… maybe by the year 2100 when those making their living off the Global Warming scare will have died of old age and thus will never be held responsible for getting their predictions wrong.

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  • tom_billesley

    Environmental Defence Canada. Is that to defend the environment, or to defend from the environment?

    • Watchman

      It’s a group selling the equivalent of African Elephant repellant spray. If you don’t spend 10+% of your income on the spray, Canada will be overrun with elephants: no you do not need to see the evidence, just hand them the money. 97% of elephant scientists agree that a charging elephant is very dangerous, so you need to pay now to stop the elephants.

  • Tooth&Claw

    They keep on trying to peddle that ‘warming’ lie. We aren’t buying your horse pucks.

  • Malcolm Y

    I predict there will be rain storms, tornadoes and sunny days in 2018. My climatic models are infallible. You may refer to me as Karnak the Great.