We’ve long been exploring ways to help people understand the relationship between our climate and biodiversity crises.
Well, who better to do this than an Environmental Anthropologist? After all, theses crises are results of human behavior and systems, and anthropology is the study of that those behaviors and systems.
Eduardo Brondizio is an anthropologist at Indiana University. He’s also Co-Chair of the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. An organization dedicated to the furthering of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for long term human well being and ecosystem health.
This episode should help clarify just how interlinked the issues of biodiversity, climate, and social justice are. As well as why biodiversity has had a bit of a public communications challenge and how to address it.
Speaking of biodiversity, we are launched a special edition collection of sustainably made hoodie and sweats (100% certified green cotton from Groceries Apparel) to help raise funds and awareness for Polymita snails. A snail endemic to Cuba that is under serious threat and with it, the Cuban forests. Learn more about that project and the team in Cuba fighting to protect these snails here.