Seeing the forests for the trees

By Environment North board member Julee Boan (published in Viewpoint for the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal on January 6, 2007)

More than 4,500 people in Thunder Bay attended the recent showing of the film "An Inconvenient Truth?, a testament to the interest in Northern Ontario about the sources and implications for climate change. ...

The film’s emphasis was mainly on decreasing oil consumption; however, we also now realize that our northern forests may play a critical role in mitigating climate changeimpacts. Although they also contribute carbon to the atmosphere, Canada’s borealforests and peatlands represent a massive storehouse of carbon, and act like a carbon“bank account”.

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