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The 11th Hour takes aim at Canada


August 14, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Los Angeles, CAThe launch of a film is expected to call attention to Canadas forest practices.

Los Angeles, CAThe launch of a film is expected to call attention to Canadas forest practices.

The 11th Hour, the latest effort from celebrity Leonardo DiCaprio, premiered in Los Angeles, and is set for wide release in Canada and the U.S.

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These forests are our lifeboat, but in regions like British Columbias temperate forest and Ontarios Boreal forest they are being handed over to industry with no eye to the much greater concern of global warming, said Tzeporah Berman, program director at ForestEthics, in the film. Politicians, especially in Canada where there is still an opportunity to do whats right for the forests, cant duck from responsibility any longer.

In the film, Berman explains how Canadas forests play an essential role in the fight against global warming given they are major carbon storehouses and when logged, massive amounts of carbon are then released. Berman is interviewed, along with 50 other scientists, thinkers and leaders, and is one of two Canadians who appear in the movie.

The time for action is now, Berman cautions. This generation is the one that must make change as we have very little time left.


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