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Our forests under threat

New online maps lets viewers zero in on how climate change will affect the part of Canada's boreal forest where they live.

The maps are part of an ongoing effort at the University of Winnipeg to help Canadians understand how global warming will change their part of the country.

Climatologist Danny Blair says there's little doubt that climate change is already affecting the vast ribbon of green that stretches across the northern reaches of most provinces.

He says scientists are confident that warmer temperatures have already led to larger and more damaging fires, as well as insect infestations.

He says data suggests Canada's forests are already being squeezed between too much heat in the south and poor soil in the north.

Click on the map to go to the interactive site, which features videos like the one below.



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