The Numbers - Amount of carbon Canada’s boreal forest can store: 186 billion tonnes. - Annual global carbon dioxide emissions: 6.

The Numbers

– Amount of carbon Canada’s boreal

forest can store: 186 billion tonnes.

– Annual global carbon dioxide

emissions: 6.8 billion tonnes.

– Number of scientists who signed a

letter urging protection of the

boreal forest: 1,500.

– Number of countries urging

protection of Canada’s boreal

forest: 50.

– Size of Canada’s Boreal forest:

566.6 million hectares.

– Percentage of the forest that is

protected: 10.

– Amount scientists believe should

be protected: 50.

– Percentage of Canada’s boreal forest

held by the Crown: 98.

– Carrier pigeon’s estimated population

in 1814: 3 million.

– Carrier pigeon’s population

in 1914: 1.

– Estimated percentage of global species

that would die off if the Earth’s tem-

perature rose four degrees Celsius: 40.

– Warmest temperature recorded in

Whitehorse in April, 2007: 11.7 C.

– Coldest temperature recorded in

Whitehorse last month: -20.9 C.

– Average daily low for April: -4.5 C.

Average low this April: -4.6 C.

– Total precipitation in April: 1.0 mm.

– Average precipitation in April:

7.0 mm. (RM)

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