With climate change, will we still get snow in the winter in the future? Ask a Scientist asks Climatologist, David Phillips, to see what Canadians can expect in the years to come.
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JOSHUA (Canadian Kid):
Do you think by the year 2100, there will still be snow during Canada’s winters?
DAVID PHILLIPS (Climatologist):
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You know, snow is important to us in Canada. We are the snowiest country in the world, and the second coldest, but the snowiest. And I think part of our personality as Canadians is about the snow.
Do you know what? That two-thirds of the people in the world have never seen snow, so I think we’re kind of fortunate that way.
Now you ask about 2100. That’s a long ways away. But what we think is, that in the southern part of Canada, we’re going to see less snow because it’ll be warmer and so you’ll get more rain than snow.
I think in the northern part of Canada, where it’s going to be a little warmer, it’s interesting that the air will hold more moisture. So we actually see in the Arctic, we may see more snow, but in the southern part where most Canadians live, we’ll see less snow.
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