ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Canada is in the grip of heatwaves and bushfires – climate science can explain why | 7.30” – below is their description.
The Pacific northwest region of the USA and Canada are in the grip of a ferocious heat wave, bringing record-breaking temperatures up to 30 degrees above the norm. The temperatures have led to multiple bushfires burning across the Canadian province of British Columbia destroying multiple towns in their wake.
Dr Kristina Dahl is a senior climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in San Francisco and she explains the climate science behind these extreme weather events.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.
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