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Climate & Biodiversity
August 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0Free
There is a close interaction between climate change and the loss of biodiversity: higher temperatures, the fluctuating availability of water, and altered development phases in fauna and flora all contribute to the loss of biodiversity. Biodiversity plays an important role in many climate-relevant processes (e.g. binding and releasing CO2, the water cycle or the absorption of solar radiation); indeed, the decline in biodiversity is contributing factor to global warming. This interaction is extremely worrying as, sooner or later, it leads to ecosystem collapse. So how important is this issue in the current debates on the climate crisis? What sort of measures do we need in order to prioritise the conservation and boosting of biodiversity?
Konrad Fiedler, biodiversity researcher, University of Vienna
Claudius Schulze, artist
Katharina Schneider, Fridays for Future activist, Department for Botanics and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna
Moderator: Michael Huber, Kurier/futurezone
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The event is part of the Future Talk: Climate X Change series.