Climate

How rare is Edmonton’s extreme cold snap? Debunking weather myths

There is no doubt that it is very, very cold in Alberta right now.In fact, Environment Canada expanded extreme cold warnings across the entire province on Monday afternoon.Frigid Arctic air has swept across most of Western Canada, delivering bone-chilling cold to much of Saskatchewan, all of Alberta, large sections of Yukon, Northwest Territories and, most…

We’ve put the heat equivalent of 3.6 billion Hiroshima bomb explosions into the oceans. The water was hotter last year than ever in recorded history.

Last year, ocean temperatures were the highest they’ve been since scientists started keeping track in the 1950s.According to a new study, the oceans have absorbed the heat equivalent of 3.6 billion Hiroshima bomb explosions over the last 25 years.Warmer oceans can kill coral, fish, and seabirds. Higher ocean temperatures also cause sea levels to rise, leading to…

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