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The National Big Thirst: The Coming Drought

Many climate experts say a serious drought is on its way — unlike anything Canadians have ever seen. What’s more, this one will last not just a few seasons, but years and years. For the Canadian prairies, and its farmers, a drought of this magnitude will be devastating. In interviews with a glaciologist, water ecologist, leading prairie climate expert and ...
  • 2006
  • 00:22:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2002 Canada’s Long, Hot Summer

In a brutal, long, hot summer the weather has wreaked havoc in many parts of Canada. Forest fires in Quebec and Alberta damaged the lumber industry, while on the Prairies extreme drought and an invasion of grasshoppers devastated both beef and grain farming. The situation became so desperate that the federal government poured in over $200-million dollars in aid for ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2002

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