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A truck heads toward the sunset on the Lupin winter road in Canada's Northwest Territories in 2001. (Bob Green/AP)
A truck heads toward the sunset on the Lupin winter road in Canada's Northwest Territories in 2001. (Bob Green/AP)
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Climate change is warming northern Canada four to five times faster than the global average. That's wreaking havoc on many of Canada's 3,300 miles of ice roads.

They've been freezing later and melting earlier in the year, creating hazards for truck drivers and cutting off some towns from supply routes.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Wally Schumann (@WallySchumann), minister of infrastructure for the Northwest Territories, about how the province is coping with climate change.

This segment aired on May 3, 2017.

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