Wildfires, floods, and smoke top list of Environment Canada’s 10 biggest weather stories of 2023


The record Wildfire season forced many to confront the realities of climate change 2023 bringing challenges for Canada as the country contended with communities Ablaze evacuations as well as the financial and human toll it will be hard to forget what has happened this year from the weather in Canada and I

Think it will be even harder to ignore that our fingerprints went all over it wildfires TP the list for environment and climate change Canada’s biggest weather stories of the year the smoke from those blazes falling into number two and the hottest summer on record in the third spot this Wildfire season

Smashed its own records with more than 183,000 Square kilm burned more than two times the previous record from [Applause] 1989 tornado extreme events struck every part of the country like the tornado that touched down in Alberta on Canada Day devastated heartbroken but like very blessed that we’re alive several region

Saw specific events like flooding ice storms or record rainfall but the billions of dollars to repair damages from these incidents have been invested in every corner of the country some losses can’t be replaced like the four people who died in Nova Scotia after more than 250 mm of rain

Fell in Late July those circumstances showing the gaps in infrastructure meant to protect residents we’ve heard from so many people who literally were in fear of their lives and couldn’t make a phone call and didn’t get the alert Environment Canada David Phillips says the predictability of forecast our grandparents experienced is gone it’s

The extremes yes but that variability you just can’t out of the weather any anymore Kyle Benning Global News

During a virtual conference on Wednesday, Environment Canada shared its top 10 weather stories of the year.

Because Canadians saw the full might of Mother Nature in 2023, the list highlighted the devastation from floods, wildfires, smoke, and fearsome storms.

“This is the year the Canadian landscape really took a hit from extreme weather,” senior climatologist Dave Phillips said, before pinning the blame on one particular culprit.

“I think the evidence is clear and consistent that human-caused climate change is making weather extremes more extreme and leading to more catastrophes at home and abroad.”

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