Prior to and during the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, United States, last month, there was an increasing recognition of the potential use of natural ecosystems for climate change adaptation and mitigation in addition to limiting fossil fuel consumption. For several decades, scientists have informed us of the crucial roles natural habitats play in regulating global climate. Yet, the area of natural habitats, particularly tropical forests, is declining at a rapid rate.
During the summit, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, very bravely, reminded global political leaders that we may not achieve global climate targets in time if we don’t act now and listen to what science tells us.
In a short film released prior to the summit, she joined forces with environmental columnist George Monbiot and underlined the importance of natural ecosys...
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