Historically, Lyme disease used to be a rare condition in Newfoundland and Labrador, as the ticks that carry it were kept in check by our cold winters. But the milder winters and longer summers brought on by climate change are making our province more habitable for these pests. In 2004, the first instance of Lyme disease was recorded and more have been recorded since, posing an increasing challenge to public and animal health.
This application was created by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. It is designed to provide a broad overview of how climate change is impacting Newfoundland and Labrador, and facilitate meeting curriculum outcomes for the high school course Environmental Science 3205.