Climate Change - Solutions
- 8 Jan 07, 09:32 AM
Tonights programme, 21.02 GMT LW and FM BBC Radio 4 - or streamed on the Radio 4 webiste and there after. Tonights show is about conservation.
Here, something from David King, British Government Chief Scientific Advisor.
The edition of tonights PEuT is about conservation - the message very much we have to act now. The most significant factor being the effects of climatre change don't act alone: habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity and introduction of alien species....and the impacts of climate change.
So what is to be done:
We have a lovely story from England about the formation of thye Great Fen, involving amongst other NGO's the National Trust.
As well as being in East Anglia, Gabrielle also reports from Madagascar looking at how conservation can help animals and plants migrate as the climate changes. Howard is in California seeing how corridors can be made in the sea in the same way -difficult as you will hear.
But balancing the needs of people and wildlife is a massive challenge..and new look conservation tries to make the two work together. But there is a conflict between fortress conservation and putting us into the habitat. And the issue of who ios telling who. The western world has the science and the finance and they do much of the calling - does this matter?
This programme doesn't explore what our personal responsibilities are...it's about the protecting what's left, now - And the issues there in. Next week we look much more closely at our own responsibility.