WATCH: Activists Call for ‘Protecting, Restoring & Funding’ Nature
In a video, environment activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot call for mass “Natural Climate Solutions.”
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Environment activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot released a video calling for people’s participation towards solving the nature’s problem, climate change, which starts with something as simple as planting a tree.
Child activist Greta Thunberg says, “We can still fix this, YOU can still fix this.” She calls for an end to burning fossil fuels, adding that the easiest way to do it is “right in front of us”.
George Monbiot, writer and environment activist, refers to trees, when he talks about the easiest way to save nature. as a “magic machine that sucks carbon out of the air, costs very less and builds itself”.
Planting a tree, Monbiot says, is a “natural climate solution” since they lock the carbon out of the air.
“Nature is a tool one can use to repair the broken climate. Trees can make a major difference. However, the world also needs to leave fossil fuels in the ground, if we want a proper solution.”George Monbiot, writer and environment activist
Thunberg then says that we spend 1,000 times more in fossil fuel subsidies than on natural solutions.
Natural climate solutions get only 2 percent of all the money used on tackling climate breakdown. Up to 200 species are going extinct every day.
"At a time when we need nature the most, we are destroying it faster than ever,” Monbiot says.
The two call for Protection, Restoration and Funding for the nature.
Tropical forests are being cut down at a rate of 30 football pitches every minute. Much of the planet is damaged, and we can help it bounce back. We also need to stop funding things that destroy nature and start paying for things that help it.
“It is that simple. Everytinhg counts, what you do, COUNTS.”Greta Thunberg, Environment Activist
Although people are already using natural restoration procedures, we need to do it on a massive scale.
(With inputs from www.naturalclimate.solutions)
(The video used in the story is courtesy of www.grippingfilms.com)
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