CANADA - A Record Hot Summer?

Arno Froese

Every year, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) ranks the top 10 Canadian weather stories. Senior climatologist David Phillips compiles the list and this year, there was no doubt about what would take the number one position: the record-setting wildfires.

It was the hottest summer in 76 years—2 C warmer than average—going back to when national record-keeping began in 1948. 

“People often ask me, ‘Well, gee, what’s your forecast for next year?’ And I usually say, ‘Well, more of the same.’ But I’d be careful to not say that because [this] was such an unusual, expensive and impactful year for Canadians,” Phillips said.

El Niños have often been a two-year phenomenon, with the impacts taking off in the second year, he said. That trend is being considered by forward-looking experts at places like World Meteorological Organization and European Climate and Health Observatory, he said., 19 December 2023

Arno's Commentary

Canada is the world’s second largest country. Yet it is sparsely populated, with only 4 persons per square kilometer of land on average; Russia is 9, and USA 36. Officials dealing with fire prevention—particularly those caused by so-called natural causes—have their hands more than full. In Australia, every year gigantic fires rage in many parts of the country. Obviously, that too increases temperature. We note the “hottest summer” was preceded by another one 76 years ago. How about 176, 276, or 376 years ago? There are no reliable records available to document temperature increase or decrease. 

The most reliable information regarding the existence of the earth is over 6,000 years old: “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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