When I was a boy, we had to walk five miles to school, uphill both ways, in four feet of snow with newspaper on our feet because only the oldest child in a family of twelve brothers and sisters had shoes… and that was in July!
I didn’t watch much of the interview, but what caught my attention was the claim by Mr. Suzuki that when he was a boy growing up in London Ontario, winter used to set in at the end of October, but now it’s warmed up so much winter arrives a lot later.
(Plot taken from Station of the Week — click on image to see full-size plot)
McKitrick goes on to make an interesting aside:
Thanks to Blue Marble Climate for pointing this out.
Incidentally it is a real annoyance that Environment Canada no longer gives its temperature data away. Almost all the Canadian weather stations reporting into the NASA data base stopped releasing the post-1990 numbers for free use by the public. You are expected to pay for it now. This is a government that brags about spending billions of dollars on climate change initiatives …