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Lytton (B.C.)/Canadian-Media: The wildfire that destroyed Lytton, B.C. is exemplary of what rural communities across the country can expect as the planet continues to get hotter, according last week's news release Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues (NI) Report.
Lytton fire. Image credit: Screenshot from the web
Launched by Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), the reports synthesizes the latest climate science, with one of the sections exploring particular impact climate change will have on rural and remote communities.
"I'm extremely worried about the impacts that climate change is having and will have," said Kelly Vodden, one of the authors of the new National Issues Report and a professor at Memorial University, CBC news reported.
The report paints a picture of an Indigenous and small-town Canada that is both resilient and hollowed-out, resource jobs disappear, rise in the cost of living and governments downsize and centralize critical services in big cities.