• Cover choices
    Option one, a mountain waterfall running through a limestone canyon, was the winner of this issue's cover vote, garnering a whopping 57 per cent of the vote. Options two and three received 26 and 17 per cent of the tally. (Photos, left to right: Anna Stevenson/Alamy; Hydro Québec; Darwin Wiggett/All Canada Photos)

Picturing climate change can be tricky. Picturing solutions to it and its impacts harder still. So with climate change solutions the theme of the June issue of Canadian Geographic, we presented three fairly different image options in our latest cover vote (held each issue to solicit feedback from our followers to help us choose the cover).

The response made clear what the majority of voters envision when it comes to that theme. Option one, a mountain waterfall running through a limestone canyon, was the winner, garnering a whopping 57 per cent of the vote (options two and three received 26 and 17 per cent of the tally). Voters who commented generally agreed on the particular appeal of the breathtaking natural landscape captured in the image.

Such a decided margin of victory made our final decision easy. Indeed, what better way to speak to climate change solutions than a picture of a pristine Canadian environment with clean water running through it? In many ways it largely reflects our present, and what we hope will be our future.

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