Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Talk about climate change! Check this out
Our field looks like it is October and the grass is turning green around the house.
Across Canada temperatures are about 10 C warmer than normal.
We live near Thunder Bay, one of the largest grain-handling ports in the world. Usually the last shipment out of port is in early January and even that requires ice-breakers to get out of the harbour. I think the boats could go right through the winter this year. They won't because the St. Lawrence Seaway closes on a specific date. They might want to rethink that timetable.
The warm weather is good for some things, bad for others. For instance, on the Great Lakes, the lack of ice is good for shipping but also lets evaporation occur. In the past this has resulted in very low lake levels which ends up hindering shipping in subsequent years.
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