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Climate Emergency Tour: Hamilton Edition

If any place in Canada should be having a climate emergency, surely it is Hamilton, home of the fossil fuel-guzzling steel industry and all those iconic smokestacks that the TV news people like to use as a bit of b-roll to start their climate change horror stories with. Courtesy of weatherstats.ca we can check the data for Hamilton which go back to 1958. The average daytime highs hit a maximum back in 1988 and have never got that high since. The daytime lows hit a maximum more recently, in 2006, but that was only two years after they hit an all-time minimum in 2004. If you're looking for the climate emergency, you won't find it here.

Temperatures in Hamilton have been steady as steel since the late 1950s:

The maximum Humidex hit a maximum in 1995, then fell to a minimum in 2000:

There's been a bit of an increase in the number of days exceeding 30C per year, though the all-time maximum was back in 1988:

Total precipitation rose from the 1960s to the 1980s, but hasn't changed much since then:

Since 1970 average windspeed has been declining, although the all time high windspeed was recorded in 2018:

And finally, snowfall over the past decade is about the same as, or even greater than, average levels in the 1960s:

Move along folks, no emergency to see here.

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