Yukon can expect more rain and snow as climate changes, gov't report says

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Yukoners can expect to see a significant increase in precipitation in the next 50 years, according to the territory’s latest environmental report.

The 2022 state of the environment interim report, published on Monday by the Yukon government, estimates annual precipitation could rise by almost 17 per cent before 2072.

The data reflects a similar trend on annual temperatures, which have increased by 2.2 C over the last 50 years — with winter temperatures increasing by almost 5 C.

“Our environment is changing due to climate change impacts and a growing population,” Yukon Environment Minister Nils Clarke said in a press release on Monday.

“We must continue to monitor the state of our environment across our

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