You can see above that there is no correlation between warm areas and wetter areas. What you do see is above average and below average precipitation in areas of average temperature, above average and below average temperatures. Curiously, according to Environment Canada, the area with the highest precipitation anomaly (Saskatchewan) occurred where temperature was most “normal.” You can see with your own eyes that the news reports I’ve been highlighting, are clearly wrong when they suggest that “global warming” is causing unusual precipitation events.
Of further interest is the graph on the left which looks like Canada is boiling. Environment Canada has averaged out the anomalies over the whole year which is rather misleading. In fact, that 4 degree increase occurred only during the winter months not the summer so instead of it being -35 on Baffin Island, it was -31. Hardly red-hot as the graphic implies! Like much of the misinformation out there, context is withheld to create an emotional argument. Here is what Baffin Island, at the centre of the hot lava graph, looks like today as it endures an extra 3.5 degrees of warmth:There is nothing catastrophic about the weather in Baffin Island unless you are worried about freezing to death. There is nothing even warm about it. Technically, it’s not even winter yet, when the “warmest” anomaly occurs!
Well, enough weather deconstruction. I’m off today doing mineral exploration for a month in weather that I hope will be more generous to me that it is to Canada’s “hot spot” Baffin Island!