Highlights/heat

Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

One of Canada’s major cities will ban heating oil

Montreal is Canada’s second largest city with a population of over 3.5 million residents. The mayor, Valerie Plante announced this week that heating oil would no longer be permitted anywhere by 2030. The ban is part of the plan to» 

Environment

Oppressive heat strikes most of Canada

Heat warnings were issued for nearly every province in Canada today, reports Canadian Press. Government climatologist Dave Phillips told the wire service the heat wave is coming from a high-pressure system over Bermuda. It is expected to last until the» 

Uncategorized

Hot humid weather claims lives in Quebec

An extended period of hot and humid weather is linked to the deaths of as many as 16 people in the province of Quebec and the heat wave is expected to last another two days. Some people have air conditioning» 

Society

Canada Day festivities affected by heat wave

Concerts and fireworks marked the 151th anniversary of the confederation of Canada on July 1, 2018, but it was so hot in eastern Canada that some events were postponed until the heat wave ends. In Ottawa, it was one of» 

Environment

Southern Ontario hit by summer’s first ‘heat event’

Environment Canada issued weather statements for parts of southernwestern Ontario on Monday, warning residents to brace for the “first heat event of the season”. “A warm and humid air mass has moved over Southern Ontario today,” the agency said. “The daytime» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Heat waves could create global instability: professor

A new study published this week found that unless there is a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, climate change will make parts of South Asia uninhabitable by the end of this century. Published in the Journal Science Advances, the» 

Environment, Society

Earth records 16th month of record heat

The average world temperature for August smashed records making it the 16th record-breaking month in a row, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States. The average temperature for August was 16.52 C and it was» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

It’s official, 2015 was hottest year on record

Today, Wednesday, scientists confirmed what the World Meteorological Organization and  many other scientific groups suspected months ago, that 2015 was going to be the hottest year in 136 years of record keeping. They also said that the five year period from» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Heat alert for Toronto and eastern regions

Heat and humidity in Canada’s largest city and much of southern Ontario and Quebec has temperatures soaring into the mid-30 Celsius range with humidex values near 40 C. Environment Canada issued heat warnings throughout most of southern Ontario and Quebec. The»