By Nael Shiab, ICI Radio Canada, March 5, 2019
Don’t be fooled by the near-blizzards we’ve endured in recent weeks. The long, snowy winters of your childhood are gone forever. The vast, white fields of snow that blanket Canada are shrinking more every decade, particularly in Quebec.
The repercussions — social, economic and environmental — are everywhere. There is no way to reverse those changes in our lifetime, experts say, but we do have one last chance to mitigate the consequences.
CBC/Radio Canada analyzed snowfall data collected by Environment Canada since the 1950s. That winter, the season that defines this land and our identity, is changing is an undeniable fact.