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Most of Canada is currently cooling
I suspect that many people will be skeptical about the claim made in the title of this article. But I swear that it is true. If you are willing to give me 5 minutes of your time, then I will show you the evidence.
First, let me show you which parts of Canada are cooling, and which parts are not cooling. In the following map, pink shows the parts of Canada that are warming. And blue shows the parts of Canada that are either cooling, or not warming.
Don’t be concerned about the coloured perimeter being jagged, and not following Canada’s border perfectly. The temperature data comes from the GISTEMP gridded temperature series, and is based on cells of size 2 x 2 degrees latitude and longitude. In many places, a cell is partly within Canada’s border, and partly outside of Canada’s border. I have attempted to get the best match between Canada, and the 2 x 2 degrees cells. Also, I have excluded the parts of Canada that are in the Arctic (north of the 66 N line of latitude). So we are looking at the parts of Canada where people are more likely to live.
You might wonder why I am specifically looking at Canada. There is a very good reason for this. I recently wrote an article called
“Global Warming by Country and Region”
In that article, I made the following observation:
The competition to see which country had the most global warming since 1880, was a close one. Canada led the field by a BIG margin, for over 135 years. But Canada’s performance faded in the last 15 years, and Russia won by a nose.
Russia ended up with 2.7 degrees Celsius of global warming since 1880. And Canada ended up in second place, with 2.6 degrees Celsius of global warming since 1880.
Being a naturally curious person, and because there was nothing worth watching on TV, I decided to try and find out why Canada, global warmings star performer, was failing to live up to its past performance.
You may think that I am trying to trick you, by showing you very short term cooling. Like winter cooling. But I am not doing that. All of the blue area was warming quite quickly before the year 2000. But just before the year 2000, the rate of warming began to decrease. It was still warming, but not as quickly as before. After the year 2000, the rate of warming continued to decrease, and by the year 2010, about half of the blue area was no longer warming. After the year 2010, more and more of the blue area started actually cooling. By the year 2015, all of the blue area was either cooling, or not warming.
To summarise, all of the blue area started cooling some time between 2010 and 2015. So it has been cooling for between 4.5 and 9.5 years. The rate of warming varies between a warming rate of about zero (not warming or cooling), and a cooling rate of about 3.0 degrees Celsius per century.
The average warming rate for the whole world, since 1970, is warming at about 1.8 degrees Celsius per century. So the parts of Canada that are cooling at about 3.0 degrees Celsius per century, are cooling quite quickly.
What you have just read, is a general overview of Canada’s cooling. I will now give you much more detailed information.
To analyse Canada’s cooling, I divided Canada into 14 areas, of approximately equal size. The following map shows the 14 areas that were used.
We can name these 14 areas, going from top to bottom, and left to right.
The top row goes from C01 in the left, to C07 on the right.
The bottom row goes from C08 on the left, to C14 on the right.
A quick summary is that C01, C02, C03, C08, and C09 are warming.
C04, C05, C06, C07, C10, C11, C12, C13, and C14 are cooling, or not warming.
You will be able to see how quickly or slowly each area is warming or cooling, in the following graphs, The colours and names for each of the areas is the same on every map and graph. So you can identify each area by the colour of the lines on the graphs.
This graph is a little messy after the year 2000, with lines going in all directions. To make things clearer, I will separate the warming and cooling areas, and plot them from the year 1970 (when modern global warming was obvious).
So there you are. Definite proof that an ice age is beginning most of Canada is currently cooling.
But why is most of Canada currently cooling? To be honest, I don’t know. But because Canada is warming on the left side, and cooling/not warming on the right side, I suspect that the cooling might have something to do with the large cold area of ocean, that is below Greenland. Perhaps this is growing, and cooling the right side of Canada.
What is the next step. Perhaps somebody could check to make sure that I haven’t made a mistake, and that the GISTEMP data is correct. In my previous article “Global Warming by Country and Region”, I also noticed that Central Asia shows a similar decrease in warming rate to Canada. There is another big cold area over Central Asia. Perhaps it is also growing. I will decide whether to have a closer look at Central Asia, after I see if there is anything decent on TV.
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