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In 2006, warmer-than-average temperatures were recorded across the world for the 30th consecutive year, a new Statistics Canada report noted. The report went on to say one of the greatest concerns associated with climate change is the anticipated increase in the frequency of extreme weather events.
Darrell Corkal, a water quality engineer with the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA), said the prairies can learn from the past. "When we take a look and hear about water scarcity, the biggest issue for us in the region is understanding that we live with a variable water supply -- we have sometimes too much and oftentimes not enough,'' he said. "Repeated droughts in the past are expected to occur in the future whether or not we believe in climate change and if climate change is superimposed upon the historical record it makes the situation potentially worse. If you accept those scenarios then we need to find ways of dealing with those increased vulnerabilities.''Abandoned grain elevators in Neidpath, Saskatchewan, by "Drm310," Wikimedia Commons, under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2