Jane Goodall: We Can Learn From This Pandemic


This is scientific Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Steve Mirsky and Corona virus. The hopeful pingers communities individual together a healthy. How the that is Jane Goodall during a teleconference last week? Wednesday April twenty. Second is the fiftieth Earth Day and on Wednesday goodall. We'll take part in day-long programming on the National Geographic Channel. During the teleconference last week she was asked what gives her hope during this pandemic incredible carnage but the people on the front line. The doctors the nurses with King sometimes losing their lives. And of course we shall get through this and the big hope is that this time we will pay attention to the cause of the pandemic which is all this of nature and the animals on the destruction of the environment forcing animals in the close contact with each other and some of them with humans trafficking the Hunting. The killing the wet mall kids. The intensive forms domestic animals and all of that is creating conditions for a virus to jump. Someone's be another. Good Ole was also asked how she hoped the world might change because of the pandemic hope it will change and how it changes of two different things in this particular case. I think company millions of people especially those living in cities have experience for the first time. What it's like to breathe fresh air and sea the stars at night and even see wild animals at close quarters and I think those people will think other people to have seen this as a wake-up call that we've disrespected NATO. We got to start changing the way that we act. And we've got to rethink the way we never. We've got to get away from this consumerism. Imperialism that PUTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AHEAD OF Environmental Protection which is damaging the future generations of humans and animals Fia whether this will make a fee change fear is that we have so many political leaders around the world right now and I feel that they will want to get back to business as usual as quick as possible and even double it to make up for lost time for scientific Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Steve Mirsky.

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