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Planting new trees is undoubtably an important piece of the climate puzzle, but it’s not a silver bullet, nor should it be the first nature-based climate solution we turn to, writes Marina Melanidis. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

How much nature can address climate change depends on us

Opinion|By Marina Melanidis
Canada cannot just plant our way out of this. We must also prioritize conservation that upholds Indigenous rights, while rapidly transitioning away from fossil fuels.
Opinion|By Julia Anderson
The sooner health-care workers in Canada and in every country in the world, along with Canadian humanitarian workers battling COVID-19 overseas, are vaccinated, the sooner we will all be able to return to normal life.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
While not as radical as the anti-vaxxers, those who are hesitant once presented a danger only to their children; now, in COVID times, they are a threat to all of us.
'Just planting the trees isn’t enough, they have to be looked after, particularly in urban situations,' says UBC professor John Innes. 'A lot of the effectiveness of this program will be dependent on the aftercare.'
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