Climate change affecting Canada’s northern forests ‘faster than the global average,’ says government report

One day after a world conference on climate change in New York City last week that Prime Minister Stephen Harper declined to attend, his Cabinet minister for natural resources quietly tabled a report providing detailed background on the effect climate change is wreaking on Canada’s forest, and fingering the oil and gas industry as the only growing source of deforestation in the country.

Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford’s report on the state of Canada’s forests contained the most detailed data yet on climate change and the effects of extreme weather and regional temperature shifts on forests.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 8:53 PM

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