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Climate change

Climate change is a global phenomenon that has broad ecological implications. National parks can play an important role in helping to understand the effects of a changing climate on ecological processes and biodiversity. At the Athabasca Glacier, one of the world’s most accessible glaciers, millions of visitors can witness firsthand the rapid retreat of a glacier over the past century.

Climate change is also affecting other aspects of Parks Canada’s work, such as built assets, which need to withstand more extreme weather patterns, and changing visitation patterns and activities as shoulder seasons lengthen.

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