The North is warming faster than any other place in Canada. The lessons being learned about mitigation in the North can help all of Canada adapt to a rapidly warming world.

In Fire and Ice: Arctic Responses to Climate Change and Lessons for the Rest of Canada, Ed Struzik argues that Canadians living in the south can look to the North to see not only what the future holds, but how to navigate it, too. Canada, which is seeing a doubling of area burned compared to the 1970s, rising sea levels in populated coastal areas, and more frequent droughts and floods, has much to learn from the North. Climate change disruption is more pronounced in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Canada, where the climate is warming twice as fast as in the south. These impacts severely threaten infrastructure, human safety and food security, among others.  

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