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Telegraph : Russia's boreal forests may help to combat climate change

Published: 29 Apr 2010

Russia's northern forests are magnificent carbon containers, the elimination 
of which could bring about catastrophic climate change. "The threats to the boreal forests don't seem significant right now," explains Nigel Roulet, a carbon cycle specialist at McGill University in Montreal. "But I'm convinced pressure will increase as the region gets warmer and it gets easier to operate there. "Also,

Russia's northern forests are magnificent carbon containers, the elimination 
of which could bring about catastrophic climate change. "The threats to the boreal forests don't seem significant right now," explains Nigel Roulet, a carbon cycle specialist at McGill University in Montreal. "But I'm convinced pressure will increase as the region gets warmer and it gets easier to operate there. "Also, I expect these resources to become more valuable as others are exhausted. That's why it's important to lock in legislation now."

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