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Biodiversity: the essential survival strategy for the climate crisis

  • 9 Sep 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • on Zoom - the link will be sent via email


  • EFM is a volunteer non-profit organization. Fees for classes cover program development and production, webcasting, and speaker honorariums. However, full time students and those who find our fees a hardship are welcome to attend free of charge and our scholarship funds will cover your ticket(s).

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Biodiversity: the essential survival strategy for the climate crisis

Thursday, September 9
4:00 – 5:30 pm PST

“Biodiversity” refers to the huge variety of living species on earth, from blue whales to bacteria. Human activity has disrupted this vast and interconnected web of life, harming other species and ultimately our own. Scientists are increasingly telling us that biodiversity is our best-odds strategy for addressing climate change… and that, in fact, the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis are interwoven and can only be resolved together.

Forum 2021 will focus on this all-important topic, and at this kickoff event expert speakers will get us up to speed on what biodiversity means and why it’s so important while exploring the following issues:

  • Species migration in response to climate change
  • Stresses on biodiversity 
  • What we need to be doing to protect biodiversity.

Register today and join us for an interesting and informative set of presentations followed by a moderated Q&A. Sign up for just this one lecture or the entire Forum 2021 series!

Speakers | Bios

David Ackerly
Dean of UC Berkeley's Rausser College of Natural Resources, focuses on climate change impacts on biodiversity


Justin Robinson
an ethnobotanist who specializes in the  interdependence of
people and plants


Mark Hertsgaard  
environment correspondent for The Nation and author of multiple books on climate


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