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Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction

CBC News
This is interesting. A little concerning, too. But it's so far north from where I live that its impact probably won't be felt here. But, what about around here? What is happening around here that we're not witnessing? The behind-the-scenes events that we should be anticipating but aren't? Can we predict what can happen as our climate changes around us?

For instance, consider the climate around here. It's relatively temperate: four seasons. Snow in winter, sun in summer. Spring and Autumn are comfortable. However, last year, our climate was off, to say the least. We had arctic conditions for a brief period of time during the winter, and coastal conditions during the summer. Just strange, out of character developments that this area's never seen before.

Should we expect this to continue, or were these one-off developments that were so far out of the norm that they can't possibly happen again? It'd be nice to have answers.

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