March 6, 2009

Toronto breaks temperature record, again

CANADA/ENVIRONMENT - Toronto's temperature shattered a March 6th 1974 record of 15.4C when Pearson International Airport recorded a temperature of 17.9C at 3 p.m. on Friday.

The official high could be higher as minute-by-minute results aren't available yet.

The unusual warm spell is not so unusual given the fact Toronto has been experiencing warmer than average weather for the past decade, a change attributed to global warming and climate change.

"Toronto's weather is becoming more like Boston's, while Boston's is now more like New York City's. All the regions are seeing a shift in their climate," says a climatologist from Environment Canada.

Naysayers of climate change think this is just fluke weather and not part of a pattern, but this is hardly the first time in recent years Toronto has broken a temperature record. In the last 5 years Toronto has broke over 90 one-day temperature records, several hottest month and season records and a warmest year record.

See Also:
Climate Change forcing Fish farther north
Global Warming killing Coral Reefs
Flooded Cities by 2013?

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