The Canadian Climate Survey is tracking historical and average temperatures in cities and towns across the country, as part of an effort to put something of a local face on global climate change.
Temperature Extremes: Over the period since 1942, 5 of Goose Bay’s 10 hottest years have occurred in the two decades since 1990. In addition, 4 of its 10 coldest years happened in the same timespan.
Long-Term Consequences: Since the 1980s, the town has been warming at the rate of 0.65 ˚C per decade. If the rate of warming does not change, this would mean a temperature rise of 6.5 ˚C over the coming century.
* Data for this chart was taken from the Environment Canada homogenized data archive.