Skip to comments.Could global warming turn Canada into a superpower? (Doubt it, eh.)
Posted on 09/25/2010 12:30:27 PM PDT by PROCON
By the year 2050 Canada could be enjoying newfound status as a global superpower blessed with a developed north, plenty of fresh water, a growing population and new shipping lanes through the Arctic.
That's the theory put forward in Laurence C. Smith's new book "The World in 2050" -- a scientific exploration of the effects of climate change over the next 40 years.
(Excerpt) Read more at ctv.ca ...
oh great, now a bunch of canadians are going to be running their cars all night trying to warm the earth.
How are they going to get rid of Quebec?
However, the author got a lot wrong — starting with the supposed benefits of Canada's immigration policy. We're already straining to integrate the current high level of immigration (second highest in the world, and about double that of the U.S.). If crops were failing in the highly-populated warm to hot regions — there would be a massive influx of economic refugees. Canada is even less prepared to be able to control this influx than the U.S. has been of late.
One other thing (I could go on and on — but I won't) — the BC pine beetle infestation was caused by decades of overly zealous fire suppression. The boreal forest is meant to burn over regularly. The forest in northern B.C. was at least 20 years too old, and therefore too weak to resist the infestation. That explanation was the consensus of foresters — until “global warming” became the universal cause of everything we don't like.
BTW, wife and I honeymooned in Victoria in '84, LOVELY city!
Of course it won’t be called Canada anymore! And that bilingual stuff ~ GONE!
That doesn't count the illegals streaming into the US does it? And greetings to your lovely city which I visited during the fair in Vancouver ('84,'85?).
I blame Canada when my coffee is cold in the morning..:D
I do think Canada is primed to prosper, I also think Canadian Politics can be as odd as those of France.
Canada doesn't have the second highest rate in the world — just the G20.
If you check this source, you'll see that Canada's rate is about double that of the U.S.:
That's probably the source of statistics I remembered regarding the G20 rates. However, if you check this source, you'll see that the U.S. rate is a lot closer to Canada's.
The second source doesn't distinguish between legal and illegal migrants. Therefore, I assume that the first source only counts the legal migrants.
I will now update my meat-ware databanks.
“I blame Canada when my coffee is cold in the morning..:D”
“I also think Canadian Politics can be as odd as those of France.”
That might have something to do with the fact that France is less than 7 miles from Canada. (No kidding — you can look it up.)
The Future! Computers will be as common as TV sets, and able to do several calculations per second! Bacon pills for breakfast? Make mine with 'coffee'! People flocking to the formerly frozen North, now, thanks to climate disruption, not frozen! Mud up to your neck. Skeeters the size of crows! I'm electrically starting my Chevy personal airplane right now! See ya up there, ya hosers!
Indeed. Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
Could global cooling cause more ice cream? Could global humidifying cause more mosquitoes? Could more peanuts mean less alomond butter?
I think there’s some natural historical law to the effect that countries where the driver of a bus feels compelled to warn you to refrain from smashing people in the face with your backpack, and then adding, “and don’t smash it into my barrier either, eh (AND I WAS JUST ABOUT TO GO ON A RAMPAGE!).” don’t ever ever become global superpowers, no matter how much fresh water they have. Just something aboot that seems, shall we say, off shedule, eh.
That or Canadian Snowbirds fleeing an ever colder climate during a new Solar Minimum will save the real estate market in the lower 48 States.
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