‘It just begs the question of how much of this is linked to climate change’ – The blob is back.
Now, Armel Castellan with Environment and Climate Change Canada says it appears a warm-water patch dubbed the “son of the blob” is establishing itself off B.C.’s coast.
“To see a blob sort of establish itself at this time of year is sort of surprising,” Castellan said. “It’s a symptom of the enduring or stagnant weather we’ve been having over the last four years.”
Unusual, summer-like conditions in northern and central B.C. is being blamed for “concerning” droughts in vast swaths of the province. Castellan said this newest emergence of a blob in the Pacific Ocean is likely connected to the patterns causing these droughts.
Liam Britten – CBC News – October 18, 2018.