Quote: Originally Posted by Omicron
According to the climate-change forecasts, BC's rainfall is going to go up 8%
It's already like living in an ice-age rainforest. As Tommy Douglas used to say, "people move to the west coast because of the climate, and move back because of the weather". In the middle 80's, 17,000 people per year were moving to BC, and 14,000 per year were moving back. It was not what they expected. In the rest of Canada you can put on a down parka and go play in the snow, whereas in BC you huddle around a damp fireplace while mold eats your home.
In the mean time, climate change projections show that the Columbia Ice-field feeding the Bow river, giving Calgary it's water, is going to melt-out, leaving that great city without water.
I don't get it. Canadians have all the latest technology. It would be such an easy piece of job-creating work to build rain-catchers over Vancouver catching the surplus rain and funneling it into a pipeline to Calgary.
LA lives off water-pipelines. We can build oil pipelines from the tar-sands to the west coast.
But nobody will think to get ready for climate change and build rain-catchers and pipelines to ease the west coast and send water to Calgary.
I just don't get it. Ancestors with limited resources had the guts and ability to built the first railroad to the west coast, and now with what would be one tenth the relative effort, we can't find organizers and a budget able to do more than gel their hair in order to look good with pearly teeth on the cover of GQ.
Our climate here in courtenay is very moderate, and the closer to the ocean one lives the dryer it is.
by the mountains there is more rain and snow.
the winters in b.c. now are much more moderate than when I was a child. we use to have lots of snow
throughout the winter, now there isn't much at all, maybe every few years we get a couple of weeks with
snow on the ground, but mostly not even that much.
we golf all winter with exception of short spells of freezing weather, which we all whine about.
two years ago we went all thru the winter with very little rain, and it was not a good thing, and I
was glad when we finally got a good amount of rain in the spring.
I love our weather here, never too cold and almost never too hot, I can walk almost all winter with
my gortex jacket, light gloves and be quite comfortable.
We don't get many storms at all in the valley, but my daughter in ucluelet gets lots of them.
the storm that hit the lower mainland and parts of the island two days ago, came
and went, and now we are all back to normal, b.c. has many different climates, the
island has different climates by itself. If I go up the hill west of us a few
miles in the winter it is different than where I live, more rain and snow, higher
elevation and getting closer to the mountains.
I am at sea level not far from the ocean, comox is even closer to the ocean, and
a little dryer than here.
the north end of the island gets lots of rain, and storms, not here.
I've lived in b.c. all of my life, can't tell me about our weather, I know it like the back of my hand.
Last edited by talloola; Nov 14th, 2011 at 01:59 AM..