From the Forest to the Sea; Biodiversity and the Future of the Planet

Global biodiversity is richer than thought even 20 years ago, but biodiversity and the ecosystems supporting it are disappearing at an accelerating rate. We live on a poorly explored planet: Only a tiny fraction, probably fewer than 10 percent, of species are known to science; of these, only a minute fraction have been studied at any depth. What ecosystems are we losing and why does it matter? Nalini Nadkarni, Edith Widder, Jane Lubchenco, Sylvia Earle and David Monsma discuss.

Festival: 2010

Watch and Listen: Environment

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