Saturday , December 3 2022

Tackling biodiversity loss and climate change with Greta Thunberg | Natural History Museum



Join Greta Thunberg and the Natural History Museum for an online schools event to discuss biodiversity loss – one of the themes of Greta’s new book, The Climate Book.

Recorded in London earlier this year, Greta took part in a discussion with Museum biodiversity researcher Dr Adriana De Palma and a small group of young people about the importance of tackling biodiversity loss alongside climate change and how the solutions are linked.

You can watch the premiere of this event and have your questions answered live by the Museum’s Dr Adriana De Palma and Science Communicator Dr Khalil Thirlaway.

The Climate Book is published by Penguin ►https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/446610/the-climate-book-by-thunberg-greta/9780241547472

Find out more about biodiversity loss, climate loss and the changes humans have made to the planet ► https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/anthropocene.html

00:00 Introduction
01:00 What is biodiversity and why is it important?
04:41 How are biodiversity and the climate crisis linked?
06:41 What is the difference between a monocultural plantation and a natural ecosystem?
08:31 How bad is the biodiversity crisis currently and how are we measuring this?
19:12 What are the large-scale solutions we need?
24:40 How does Greta Thunberg keep motivated in climate activism?
26:29 What can young people do to get involved?
31:35 How can people get involved in activism when they feel they don’t have a voice?
36:02 What advice would you give to young people who want to protest?
39:20 Who do we hold accountable for the damage to our planet and how do we do that?
44:00 How hopeful are you about COP27 and will it deliver us what we need?
48:48 Do you think power abuse in governments has allowed them to get away with inaction towards the climate crisis?
51:11 What can governments do to encourage companies to be carbon neutral or negative?
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