Whisper it, but a small shift is happening in the conversation around climate change. Perhaps it’s born from desperation, but messages of hope are trickling through – even from unlikely sources like Woody Harrelson, the Hollywood actor and narrator of a Netflix documentary called Kiss the Ground. In it, scientists and celebrity activists unpack the ways in which soil may be the key to combating climate change and saving the planet. In the feature-length film directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, the affable Harrelson is joined by a slew of celebrities such as Patricia Arquette and Ian Somerhalder. Based on a book and campaign of the same name, Kiss the Ground wants to get farmers and growers to stop using chemicals on their fields and to help repair topsoil degradation – a threat to food security, water health and myriad other problems.
Telegraph 29th Oct 2020 read more »
The world must tackle the biodiversity and climate crises to stand a chance of preventing future pandemics, the world’s leading experts on nature are warning. That includes setting up an international body of leaders to minimise risks, the scientists say. Where there is a clear link to high pandemic risk, taxes on meat consumption and production should be considered, and incentives should be provided to switch away from high-risk industries such as fur farming, they suggest.
Independent 29th Oct 2020 read more »