Life Support: As dangerous as climate change

Episode one of Life Support, a video series about why the global nature crisis matters for our lives

A growing number of scientists believe that the collapse of nature is as big a threat to humans as climate change – but it gets three times less media coverage.

Thanks to Sir Bob Watson, George Monbiot and Professor Sebsebe Demissew for speaking to us for this episode. Thanks also to IPBES.

Life Support is a series about why the global nature crisis matters for our lives.

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Written and narrated by Emma Howard
Produced by Georgie Johnson
Edited by Charlie Denholm
Filmed by Isabelle Povey
Music and sound design by

Featuring Rima Sonigara as ‘the human’

Sources and further reading:
> IPBES assessment reports (2018)
> ‘Our House Is Burning: Discrepancy in Climate Change vs. Biodiversity Coverage in the Media as Compared to Scientific Literature’, Pierre Legagneux et al. (2018) 
> ‘Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines’, Gerardo Ceballos et al. (2017)
> ‘The economic value of world’s wetlands’, Luke Brander and Kirsten Schuyt (2013) (PDF)
> ‘Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health’, WHO (2015) (PDF)
> ‘The battle for the soul of biodiversity’, Ehsan Masood (2018)