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  • This is not a drill.

  • My name is Greta Thunberg.

  • We are living in the beginning of a mass extinction.

  • Our climate is breaking down.

  • Children like me are giving up their education to protest.

  • But we can still fix this.

  • You can still fix this.

  • To survive, we need to stop burning fossil fuels.

  • But this alone will not be enough.

  • Lots of solutions are talked about.

  • But what about the solution that is right in front of us?

  • I'll let my friend George explain.

  • There is a magic machine that sucks carbon out of the air, costs very little, and builds itself.

  • It's called...

  • A tree.

  • A tree is an example of a natural climate solution.

  • Mangroves, peat bogs, jungles, marshes, seabeds, kelp forests, swamps, coral reefs, they take carbon out of the air and lock it away.

  • Nature is a tool we can use to repair our broken climate.

  • These natural climate solutions could make a massive difference.

  • Pretty cool, right?

  • But only if we also leave fossil fuels in the ground.

  • Here's the crazy part...

  • Right now we are ignoring them.

  • We spend 1000 times more on global fossil fuels subsidies than natural-based solutions.

  • Natural climate solutions get just 2% of all the money used on tackling climate breakdown.

  • This is your money.

  • It is your taxes and your savings.

  • Even more crazy right now when we need nature the most, we're destroying it faster than ever.

  • Up to 200 species are going extinct every single day.

  • Much of the arctic ice is gone.

  • Most of our wild animals have gone.

  • Much of our soil has gone.

  • So what should we do?

  • What should YOU do?

  • It's simple...

  • We need to



  • and FUND.


  • Tropical forests are being cut down at the rate of 30 football pitches a minute.

  • Where Nature is doing something vital, we must protect it.


  • Much of our planet has been damaged.

  • But Nature can regenerate and we can help ecosystems bounce back.

  • FUND

  • We need to stop funding things that destroy nature and pay for things that help it.

  • It is that simple.



  • FUND

  • This can happen everywhere.

  • Many people have already begun using natural climate solutions.

  • We need to do it on a massive scale.

  • You can be part of this.

  • VOTE for people who defend nature.

  • SHARE this video.

  • Talk about this.

  • All around the world, there are amazing movements fighting for nature.

  • JOIN them.

  • Everything counts.

  • What you do counts.

  • This film was made from recycled footage.

  • With no flights and zero net carbon.

  • Please take & re-use it.

This is not a drill.

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B1 US climate nature natural restore fossil protect

Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis

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    Nina posted on 2019/11/07
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