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In the footsteps of Darwin – protecting biodiversity in the era of climate change | Humanist Climate Action

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May 18th, 2022 19:00   --   20:30

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Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection involving mutation and variety in biodiversity is an important element to the humanist understanding of the world. This event looks at the threats to biodiversity both in the UK and internationally, and what we as humanists and environmental activists should be doing to help prevent its further degradation.

Join Humanist Climate Action for an overview of the massive loss of biodiversity due to climate change and other environmental issues, what is being done – and should be done – by our governments, and what we all can do to effect change as environmental activists.

Speakers

Sian Berry AM is former Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, Green Member of the London Assembly, and London Mayoral Candidate.

Norman McClean is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Southampton University. His research interests and writings span genetics, genomics, fish, conservation of wildlife, and molecular biology. His books on these subjects include: Silent Summer: the state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland; Animals with novel genes; and Commitment and Differentiation.

Zoe Davies is Professor of Biodiversity Conservation at the University of Kent. She not only is a leading expert on conservation management and policy, but has researched the human wellbeing benefits derived from experiencing biodiversity and how people’s attitudes, perceptions, and values have been shaped by their relationship with the biodiversity in their surroundings.

Humanist Climate Action

Humanist Climate Action is a volunteer-led network of Humanists UK members and supporters committed to redefining lifestyles and campaigning for policies that promote low-carbon, ethical, and sustainable living in the light of the degeneration of the Earth’s climate and biodiversity. We bring humanists together to facilitate individual and collective action on these issues.

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