Will this be the generation to stop climatic and biodiversity meltdown or not?
Joe and I began discussing the possibility of starting a podcast series not so long ago. We thought an interesting aspect (gimmick) to our podcast would be chatting to one another via Skype, from almost directly opposite sides of the planet, Norway and South Africa respectively. We hope this helps emphasize that environmental/climatic/biodiversity issues are global and borderless issues. It’s a (slow) work in progress and here for you now is our first conversation, chatting about the phenomenon of the extinction rebellion groups and climate change school strikes. We have a focus on the young climate activist Greta Thunberg and her huge appeal to so many different people around the world, beginning to force governments to focus on the climate chaos and the massive biodiversity loss (considered the 6th mass extinction). We discuss Greta’s appeal, her ability to seem completely independent, but also working alongside all other parties with a Green Agenda. The discussion also looks at the “climate sceptics and climate change deniers”, trying (and hopefully failing) to slow the momentum of this global movement.
Most importantly, we speak about how we are both full of hope and positivity towards these movements and we both very much hope, for the planets sake, that we aren’t mistaken.