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Conversations with scientists exploring science-based ways to protect the future of our planet, our children, and other creatures that share our World. We live on a planet in crisis. Scientists have warned us about the rapidly increasing dangers of climate change and destruction of the biosphere - specifically in the 1992, 2017 and 2019 World Scientists’ Warnings which were signed by 1,700; 15,000 and 11,000 scientists respectively when issued.

Nov 28, 2021

Microbes are crucial to most ecological processes, but often overlooked (out of sight, out of mind). Dave Wilkinson discusses what scientists have learned about microbes. He digs into the importance of soil microbes in agriculture, and shares how scientists believe climate change will affect microbes. Wilkinson is visiting Professor in Ecology at the University of Lincoln, and an honorary research fellow in archaeology at Nottingham University. His book Fundamental Processes in Ecology; An Earth Systems Approach, won the British Ecological Societies book award for 2007.

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All Three World Scientists’ Warnings

Planet in Crisis Pre-COP Video Series

David M. Wilkinson

Fundamental Processes in Ecology; An Earth Systems Approach – By David Wilkinson

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