Which will be our first political party to begin a serious study to identify how Canada will benefit from global warming?
All we ever seem to hear about are the myriad disadvantages of global warming—impending disasters and so forth. But surely there must be significant advantages for a country like Canada. There is usually some good news amidst the bad. The fact that we have to mitigate the bad effects of climate change does not mean we should ignore the opportunities it presents.
Perhaps it is time to look on the bright side instead of the doom and gloom.
I have read about the Medieval Warm Period, a time of warm weather around 800-1300 AD during the European Medieval period. The Vikings took advantage of ice-free seas to colonize Greenland and other outlying lands of the far north. During their stay in Greenland, the European settlers farmed the land, something they have not been able to do in Greenland for centuries.
Back then, it is said, Greenland was actually green. Europe emerged from the Dark Ages during Medieval Warm Period, it was a time characterized by bountiful harvests and great economic prosperity.
Perhaps Canada's climate-change clouds have silver linings. Let us identify them so we can offset some of the negatives we are told to expect.