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1919 or 2019 on the Prairies

18 Mar 2020 | 1919 or 2019, Science Notes

If there’s one place that should have welcomed a bit of global warming, it’s Winnipeg Manitoba. Where they’ve been faithfully measuring temperatures since the 1800s so its effects ought to be obvious by now. So we present the daily average temperature in 1919 at St. John’s College in downtown Winnipeg and the 2019 record from nearby at The Forks but, as with last week’s quiz on Ottawa, the lines aren’t labeled. Since everybody knows the climate emergency is upon us, you should be able to spot instantly which year is which. Is 2019 the blue line or the grey line?

Now here’s the chart with the labels added:

So as you now see 2019 is the blue line. Which means if you’d been around in 1919 you’d have enjoyed an extended mild period in January and February. Enjoyed being the key word. Back then people just took the break from the cold as the boon it was, they didn’t get caught up in a panic, nagged about their carbon sins, and declare a climate emergency and shut down their industries as penance.

One comment on “1919 or 2019 on the Prairies”

  1. I am a retiree, and my money donations are non existent.
    However I will write to all Federal Ministers to voice my disgust at how the Federal Government is forcing Canada into ruin because of their climate change ideas. One does not need postage to mail a letter to Federal Parliament members .
    I hear that one posted letter is worth many emails.

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