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

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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