Before moving on from Canada, just one more thing. Kevin reminded me this evening of two things. Big things. First Canada’s size (second largest country in the Northern Hemisphere) and therefore relative importance in climate terms. So why has it so few weather stations reporting into GHCN compared to the United States. For me one of Kevin’s maps says it all:
The other thing was something he mentioned in a blog comment elsewhere a few days ago. Something I had missed entirely….
Here’s what he means: