Environment Canada closed Arctic weather stations despite sounding the alarm repeatedly on the impending 'climate change' Armageddon.
According to Blacklock's Reporter, Parliament in 2011 approved $384 million in funding to upgrade weather forecasting after a 2008 audit concluded inadequacies within the Meteorological Service of Canada.
"Environment Canada does not have a national program or approach to verify the timeliness, accuracy or effectiveness of its severe weather warnings," said the Environment Commissioner's audit Managing Severe Weather Warnings.
A follow-up 2022 audit confirmed persistent inaccuracies in Environment Canada forecasts — accurate as little as 77% of the time.
Auditors wrote that three-day forecasts were accurate about 87% of the time, with five-day forecasts only 77% accurate.
The Meteorological Service has predicted weather forecasts since 1871, using data from radar installations, marine buoys, weather balloons, lightning sensors, and land stations.
"Ultimately, the program expects Canadians will use weather and related information to make decisions about their health and safety," said the follow-up Evaluation Of The Weather Observations, Forecasts And Warnings Program.
A March 27 memo regarding the Service acknowledged much-needed changes over the years. Since 2012, the number of automated weather stations in the territories has declined from 73 to 69, reported Blacklock's Reporter.
"In terms of manual observations, the Meteorological Service reached its peak in 1988 with 94 sites," said the Meteorological Service of Canada memo.
Today there are 57, it said. "The decrease of manual observations over time is a worldwide phenomenon."
According to Blacklock's Reporter, Environment Canada provided no reason for the closure of automated and manual weather stations across the Arctic.
However, the March 27 memo warned of an "urgent need for Canadian communities to adapt to this new reality" of 'climate change.'
"Average temperatures in Canada are rising at twice the worldwide average with the North seeing increases up to three times this global rate," it said.
"Indeed, extreme weather events experienced across Canada over the past several years have shown how climate change has altered our reality and put Canadians' safety, security and economic prosperity at risk."
According to scientists, 'climate change' is 'not the sole cause' of "extreme temperature events," including a 2021 heatwave that burned down a B.C. town.
"While no single comprehensive and quantitative theory can be universally applied to all extreme temperature events, heat waves in summer can often be attributed to blocking highs, a stationary high-pressure system," confirmed the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
On June 29, Lytton, B.C. reached a daytime high of 47.7 degrees — the hottest temperature in Canadian history, reported Blacklock's Reporter.
The record-breaking heat wave lasted six days, killing 619 residents and ripening the conditions for numerous forest fires across the province.
"There is no doubt that increasing background temperatures due to anthropogenic climate change made this heat wave hotter and therefore more extreme," it said.
"Climate change was not the sole cause of this event," wrote scientists. The Meteorological and Oceanographic Society attributed the Lytton heatwave to many factors.
The record-breaking temperatures of 'extreme weather events' such as the 2021 heatwave, combine "anthropogenic climate trends" and "internal variability" that historically have caused temperature spikes.
However, an April 2021 CSIS brief claimed 'climate change' presents "a complex, long-term threat to Canada's safety, security and prosperity outcomes."
The brief notes the Arctic's receding ice coverage permits routine navigation of the Northwest Passage and extraction of resource deposits in the region that might become more economically viable.
"Great power competition for Arctic access, influence and control will likely intensify," added Will Greaves, a political scientist at the University of Victoria. "There will be an escalating risk from significant Russian military activity and a growing China presence in this vital region."
"The Arctic faces unique safety […] concerns because of climate change," said former Defence Minister Anita Anand. "It is our responsibility to provide our military personnel with the infrastructure they require to be well-prepared to defend the North."
"Put simply, climate change compounds all other known human security issues and accelerates negative security outcomes," reads the 2021 brief. "No country will be immune from climate change or associated risks."
The federal spy agency anticipates a more significant loss of biodiversity and habitats, more arable land lost to pollution, human use and desertification, and depleting freshwater resources from environmental degradation.
"Canada will likely be seen as a desirable place for future immigration flows, not only due to its stable economy and fundamental rights and freedoms but also its significant freshwater and agricultural endowments and vast territory that offer options for mass relocation."