While Montreal has seen some bizarre and less than warm Spring temperatures thus far, climate change is still alive and thriving and hoping to toast up our little planet before long.
Which is likely why this year is apparently going to be the hottest year in human history, according to The Weather Network.
If last summer was any indication, we'll probably all melt before the planet actually comes to ruin, so who cares anyway.
TL;DR Recent reports by weather and climate authorities have shown that a gloabl trend toward rising heat is not stopping any time soon. According to The Weather Network, 2019 could be "the hottest year in human history." Also, a developing El Niño event will only contribute to the fact that 2019 will very likely experience even more unprecedented levels of heat.
In the current brutal winter climate, the intense heat we experienced in Canada in summer 2018 seems like a distant memory by now.
However, these heat waves were totally unprecedented and killed more people than the 1998 ice storm.
Not only that, the west part of Canadian experience the grim effects of long-term heat with blazing and uncontrollable wildfires which seem to carry on for days and weeks at a time. The entire province of B.C. was forced into an official state of emergency, it got that bad.
That said, recent reports by The Weather Network and National Geographic have shown that a global trend toward rising heat is not stopping any time soon.
According to The Weather Network, 2019 could be "the hottest year in human history."
Our team here at MTL Blog spoke with a Meteorologist in the city to get some more insight on this forecast:
However, it's important to note that this applies to the whole world, and not just Canada.
By compiling data from 2018, experts are able to form prediction regarding climate and temperature for the years to come, and it looks like this year will likely become the fourth warmest on record.
Moreover, according to National Geographic, a developing El Niño event will only contribute to the fact that 2019 will very likely experience even more unprecedented levels of heat.
Now, before you get all excited that spring is coming early, this trend isn't exactly a good thing.
Just think about all of the weather-related repercussions of extreme heat we experienced in Canada alone, for example, wildfires, tornados, blazing heat waves, caterpillar infestations, and brutal hail storms.
The rest of the world will also experience their own flavor of devastating weather related disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and tropical storms.
Canadians love warm weather, but there is a limit to what is considered safe and livable for human population.
Stay tuned for more spring and summer forecasts in the coming weeks.