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VIDEO – Climate: Australia, Argentina, Canada… the thermometer panics everywhere on the globe


CLIMATE – In recent years, records for cold and especially for heat have fallen one after another. This is still the case at the beginning of January 2021 with waves of extreme cold or, on the contrary, strong heat that hit the world.

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It almost becomes a habit. As climate change seems to be accelerating, abnormal weather phenomena are on the increase. In Canada, for example, several extreme temperature warnings have been issued by Environment Canada – Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador are particularly concerned. In the northwest of the country, the thermometer displays up to -53°C. On average during this period, it is close to 30° moreover, approximately -18°C.

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Absolute record of electricity consumption in Quebec

This biting cold also affects Quebec, where the streets and parks are usually very fre quentés have emptied. Even if they are used to very cold weather, the inhabitants have received safety instructions. Public health authorities “advise us not to stay longer than 15 at 30 minutes outside”, explains to TF1 a local resident, Alexandre Saint-Jean.

Consequence of icy mercury, the premises are heated much more. Moreover, electricity consumption has never been so high in Quebec. Last Tuesday, around 8 a.m. 000, Quebecers consumed 39.857 megawatts, an absolute record. The previous one dated 22 January 2014, where a consumption of 39.031 megawatts had been recorded. “This is the moment in all of Hydro-Québec’s history when consumption was the highest” , confirms to AFP Cendrix Bouchard , spokesperson for the company of Quebec state.

The Australian Furnace. ..

A hemisphere to another, over 144° difference. In Australia it’s summer but it’s until… 50,7°C at Onslow, a coastal town. “New Western Australian heat record and equaled national temperature record “, the State Bureau of Weather announced on Twitter . This is the hottest temperature ever recorded in Australia since 2014. On average, the thermometer displays approximately 39,5°C at this time of year. “We see that there are more and more temperature records that are broken Today we beat about ten times more heat records than cold records. This is the signature of global warming on a planetary scale”, says Samuel Morin, climatologist at Météo France. “Heatwaves kill silently in Australia, they cause more deaths that any other extreme meteorological event”, has for its part put in guard Martin Rice, director of the Climate Council.

This alarmist and alarming observation is also confirmed in Latin America, and particularly in Argentina. More 41°C, instead of 25 usual °C, have thus been recorded in recent days in Buenes Aires.

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According to the latest bulletin from the European Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), the the past seven years have been the warmest on record globally. 2014 ranks fifth in this ranking.

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