In today’s show we covered a local news story about a study on how climate change will affect the region of Waterloo done by the University of Waterloo’s Interdisciplinary Center on Climate Change. According to the report Waterloo could be looking at some dramatic changes such as 40% more freezing rain and 32 days a year of extreme heat by the year 2050 (currently we experience about 10 days a year with a average high above 30). Check out the Record’s Article or you can find the actual report here.
We also took a look at what the COP21Paris (Conference of Parties 21st session in Paris) climate summit was all about and why this conference is causing so many headlines. This conference will be crucial, many people agree that all countries need to collaborate and come with their plans to keep global temperatures from rising above 2 degrees Celsius this year or it will be too late. If you want to know more the official website is a good place to start.
Finally in international news Scotland will soon be the home to the worlds largest floating wind farm. The wind farm could be able to power up to 20,0000 homes and since Scotland is so windy we think its a good call! You can read the article for yourself here.
We will be back next week with info on the green washing of hydro dams and we will be talking about Canada’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and her plans for Canada’s future and the Paris Climate Summit.