Labrador warming at twice the global rate research finds

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A climate researcher from the University of Ottawa has found Labrador is warming at an alarming rate.

Robert Way, originally from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, says he has found Labrador is warming at twice the global average.

More so, over the past 15 years its warmed at a rate seven times faster than before.

APTN’s Ossie Michelin has more.

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  1. The Ostrich

    As a species I sometimes wonder if we most resemble the ostrich.
    If we duck our heads, ignore the problem for long enough, it will just, maybe,
    hopefully, please, go away. Or perhaps our approach is more like Bill Clinton’s
    solution to gays in the military – don’t
    ask, don’t tell! After all, if nobody talks about it, it isn’t there, is it?

    My brother-in-law, a house painter and his friend, who is
    working in the Alberta oil patch sum it up this way: “it’s been about 150
    years since the Industrial Revolution and we’ve done this much damage to the
    environment. We might get another 100 years out of it all.”

    At a church luncheon, a fellow parishioner relates to me his
    experience of reading about the poisoning of the St Clare River at Sarnia.
    “I was there the night the company put that stuff in the ground and
    supposedly sealed it off.” There was pain in his eyes and no doubt, in his
    heart and in his soul. I stated that it was amazing how many people I speak
    with, ordinary people, blue collar workers, who understand that we are
    gradually destroying the planet. He casually observed, “there will be a

    It’s hardly unlikely that for some inexplicable reason, I am
    the only guy who has these conversations. It is more likely that most of us see
    the truth for what it is. We are gradually, speeding up, speeding up, speeding up,
    destroying the very planet that gives us life. Suicide or madness? Take your
    pick, I can’t figure it out.

    I wonder who our political leaders talk to? Do they have
    these conversations or are they shielded for their own protection? They don’t
    appear to be losing much sleep about it all as the oil companies drill away, as
    the auto manufacturers continue to turn out the gas combustion engine, as
    poisons are released into our rivers, lakes, oceans, landfills – anywhere the
    millions upon millions of barrels of poisonous waste can be hidden for awhile. Long
    enough, they hope, to finish making the money, packing up and leaving the
    deadly stuff behind. Perhaps, like Chernoble, the animals will have another
    paradise, free of humans, in a future that may be as inevitable as the
    prediction of my house painter friend – a hundred years or so.

    Is it possible to change a future that is rushing towards us
    virtually unhindered except for sporadic demonstrations and vocal minorities
    who are often perceived as “radical”, “inhibiting
    progress”, “tree-huggers”, “terrorists”, “trouble
    – makers”, etc? Most days are like today – I simply have no idea whether
    we have the rational or empathetic ability to slow down, stop and possibly
    reverse the race to the “end of the human race.”

    Joe Wiseman


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