[Sust-mar] Global warming could mean Newfoundland cooling

Peter Watson pwatson at chebucto.ns.ca
Tue Jul 24 10:47:43 EDT 2007

George Rose, a professor at Memorial University in St. John's, said 
while other parts of the planet heat up due to climate change, 
Newfoundland and Labrador may actually see overall temperatures drop. 
That's because the province will likely become more susceptible to the 
cooling effects of the Labrador Current, which flows southward from the 
Arctic Ocean.

The bone-chilling winds, heavy downpours and blinding snowstorms that 
are a part of daily life in the province may become even more erratic if 
current climate change patterns continue.

Rose, who specializes in ocean and fisheries science, said climate 
change could cause havoc for Newfoundland's centuries-old fishery.



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