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What Would Darwin Do?

Rebecca Stott imagines a conversation with Darwin about our current environmental concerns.

Rebecca Stott imagines a conversation with Darwin about our current environmental concerns.

"Would he be encouraging his kids to skip school to go on the Youth Strike for Climate?" she wonders. "What would his kids make of Greta Thunberg? Or the IPCC report".

She reckons he wouldn't be going on marches... but would probably be writing papers for "Nature".

She concludes that "Darwin, being a cheerful man, might say that if we manage to wipe out every species including ourselves, new life will start out again in a few billion years or so"!

Producer: Adele Armstrong

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