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This week, as part of our special Earth Month series of interviews, we sat down with Aulani Wilhelm, the Senior Vice President for Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Today we “air” Part 1 of the interview. She talked with us about the evolution of ocean conservation over the last thirty years, as well as the importance of traditional knowledge in solving the climate crisis. Aulani explained,
“whatever indigenous community you talk to, they look at things three, four, seven, a hundred generations out. We think about quarterly returns; we think about four-year political cycles. In that way, it’s really hard to then think generationally. But that’s where engagement of people with this kind of view is really important because it helps ask those questions that kick the tires on whether forever is really possible. Otherwise, you are not talking about forever, you are talking about a ribbon-cutting.”
She has so much insight that we had to keep going. We will bring you Part 2 on Monday!
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Researchers from the National University of Singapore used data from more than 1,000 twin siblings to evaluate their opinions about environmental policy. They found identical twins were more likely to have similar views on green policy than non-identical twins, suggesting that support for climate action may have a genetic component. Felix Tropf, a professor in […]
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