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2014 WOMADelaide Planet Talks - Three Great Threats to Biodiversity: Climate Change, People and Habitat Loss

Speakers: Peter Ward, Chris Daniels, Peter Owen

Hosted by: Robyn Williams

Life on this planet is under extreme duress. The three pressures, whilst being interlinked and ultimately originating with humans all affect ecosystems in different ways.  A warming earth affects the water cycle which ultimately determines the susceptibility of terrestrial landscapes to support life.  Cities across the world are growing dramatically over the best land, and habitat clearance to support human needs eliminates biodiversity. What will the term biodiversity mean in 2100?

Peter, Chris and Peter talk about how great these three threats are, and how the earth can survive.

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