In Canada, global warming has caused increased rainfall volumes and glacial melting, enabling the country to benefit from increased hydroelectric power output.
This phenomenon was recently reported on by Ali Nazemi in the trade publication ‘Resources’. Nazemi is an Assistant Professor at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science: “Seen as a whole, Canada, and especially Quebec, will be able to provide additional hydropower. However, some places will suffer immensely, particularly in the western parts of Canada.” The paper was featured on the Science Daily website and stated that in the summer months Quebec’s hydropower plants would be able to raise potential power output by up to 15 percent; in the winter by 7 – 8 percent. In contrast, in British Columbia, Alberta, in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, production potential may fall as much as 10 percent.