“What nice weather we’ve been having recently”. That classic icebreaker phrase has been used a lot in the past month around southwestern Ontario. New data from the National Oceanic and Atmospherics Administration found that February of 2016 was the hottest ever recorded since record keeping started in 1880.This rise in temperatures was felt right here in London where an unseasonably warm winter gave us only a few bad days of snow
Local attractions like Boler mountain, London’s local skiing tobogganing joint were hit hard this season, and city workers got a decent break from clearing the roads from slush. Whether you loved or hated it, that same warm weather is expected to stay.
While the Ontario and Federal government have taken a head-on approach to climate change, it seems that its not enough to stop the atmosphere from changing.
If current trends stay they same, 2016 is set to be the hottest year on record