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One key solution to the world’s climate woes? Canada’s natural landscapes

By Jimmy Thomson
The Narwhal
July 8, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada

Well, it’s 2020 now and the techno-fixes are, rather unfortunately, not in. No promise to geoengineer the skies or seed the ocean with iron or suck carbon out of the atmosphere has really come to fruition. Yet, all along, Canada’s seaweed, dirt and trees have managed to do something that’s seemed impossible for the world’s most advanced technocratic nations: provide a legitimate, ongoing and cost-effective climate solution. It’s with no irony that the world’s foremost scientific institutions are now recommending that to save nature what needs to be done is, well, save nature. …In early 2020, before the pandemic hit, hundreds of people from across the country gathered in Ottawa to discuss what a pivot to nature-based climate solutions in Canada might entail. …“Nature-based solutions give us the opportunity to tackle the challenges of climate change and biodiversity at the same time,” Wilkinson said to the more than 400 attendees.

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