[Sust-mar] Global warming could mean Newfoundland cooling
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
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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