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Planting trees can help the climate, but only if we also stop burning fossil fuels

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Carbon storage in nature is likely to be only temporary because it can be lost again due to human activities or disturbances such as wildfires. Image: Unsplash/Matt Howard

H. Damon Matthews
Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability, Concordia University
Amy Luers
Executive Director, Future Earth
Kirsten Zickfeld
Distinguished Professor of Climate Science, Simon Fraser University
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If temporary removal is combined with a strong mitigation effort global temperatures could be seen to decrease Image: The Conversation/(Authors)

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Wetlands, including those that have been damaged and destroyed by peat mining, can be restored to improve carbon storage if managed properly Image: Unsplash/Mason Field
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