It was too hot and too dry in the summer and a year of extremes,” said David Phillips, a senior climatologist for Environment Canada, summing up the year in weather in Kamloops. The total amount of precipitation — rain and snow — for 2009 reached 184.7 millimetres, nearly a third less than the normal 279 millimetres that falls on an annual basis. If the summer seemed extremely hot — well, it was. The city recorded an astounding 52 days in which the temperature reached 30 C or higher during the months of June, July and August. Kamloops normally gets 30 hot days in that three-month span.From the World Bank:
The effects of climate change are already visible in higher average air and ocean temperatures....and many other regions have seen more freqeuent and intense droughts.But climate change is not a problem.....