Climate change is warming Canada's great expanse of boreal forest, bringing greater risk of fire and disease

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CBC Alberta and Saskatchewan have teamed up for a new pilot series on weather and climate change on the Prairies. Meteorologist Christy Climenhaga will bring her expert voice to the conversation to help explain weather phenomena and climate change and how it impacts everyday life.

It’s the world’s largest forest of least disturbance. A stretch of trees sweeping around the globe, accounting for a third of the Earth’s forested area.

We’re talking about the boreal forest. The planet’s coldest forest – a massive store for carbon accumulated over thousands of years and a thriving ecosystem for plants and animals. 

In Canada, over 300 million hectares of boreal forest stretches from Yukon all

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