Climate change is already affecting the boreal forest. Increased temperatures causes increased stress and vulnerability to the forests and the species that live there. Intact forest landscapes and natural forests resist and recover better from fires, storms, insect outbreaks and other types of climate impacts, compared to fragmented areas and plantations. These areas give the trees, plants and animals better possibilities to migrate, adapt and survive in a climate that is changing. Read the Greenpeace report, which is written in cooperation with University of Toronto, here.

 

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