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The Canadian Prairies are Cooling

The Canadian Prairies are Cooling

A recent study of sunspot activity for the period 1985-2019 shows there has been a loss of close to 70 Growing Degree Days (GDDs) (a measure of solar heat units required to bring a plant to maturation) in the months of June through August linked to diminishing solar...

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Transformers: More than Meets the Eye

The path to net zero, based on the much disputed belief that carbon dioxide is a pollution, is more steep and impractical than most people realize. Replacing fossil fuels with clean electricity will require much more power generation and a greatly upgraded grid to...

COVID-19 and the Labour Market

COVID-19 and the Labour Market

Following employment losses of over one million in March, employment fell by nearly two million in April as the impacts of physical distancing and economic shutdowns on labour market activity became more apparent. Over one half of the employment losses in April were...

Cold Temperature Extremes are Rising

Cold Temperature Extremes are Rising

GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS FROM THE FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY Climate closely correlates with solar activity accounting for 80% of the trend over a 150-year period unlike C02.  April 2020 over the Canadian prairies was the third coldest since 1985 averaging 3°C below...