Winter in Canada – Chilling Realities

Even with Canada’s slightly rising annual mean temperatures, winters in Alberta can still  be brutally cold, as you can see from these photos from January 2011:

Temperature is a bit nippy in our part of Canada this morning: -25 C  (-13 F). Even without knowing the exact temperature, we know it is cold. The Jeep won’t start. What does -25 C look like?

I aimed my camera at the ice on the lower part of the windows, and this is what I saw.

Raise the camera up a bit, and this mornings sunrise is much clearer, as is the snow that has drifted in to block the patio door.

What good is an icy cold day like today if I don’t make the remark, “We could sure use some Global Warming up here!”

To be clear, no particular absolute global temperature provides a risk to society, it is the change in temperature compared to what we’ve been used to that matters.
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