Report confirms dramatic winter warming

Report confirms dramatic winter warming Average winter temperatures in the Yukon are up 5.4 C since 1948, according to a new report from Environment Yukon. That's compared to the national average of 3.

Average winter temperatures in the Yukon are up 5.4 C since 1948, according to a new report from Environment Yukon.

That’s compared to the national average of 3.2 C.

Recent studies have shown that the Arctic is warming faster than other areas of the planet, the report states.

Yukon’s greenhouse gas emissions have gone both up and down in the territory over the past 25 years, due to “the cyclical nature of Yukon’s resource economy.”

The full Yukon State of the Environment report details what we know about the state of climate change, air, water, land, fish and wildlife in the territory. It is available at the Environment Yukon website.

(Jacqueline Ronson)

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