The Heat: Biodiversity Day

The Heat

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Scientists say climate change is making torrential rains more frequent around the world. The southern part of Brazil is devastated by persistent rains and floods over the past couple of weeks. Flooding has also hit China and Africa. Dubai had the highest volume of rain since official records began in 1949. 

On International Day for Biodiversity, what’s being done to protect the planet? 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Leila Salazar-Lopez is the executive director of Amazon Watch. 
  • Yixing Xu is Former Research Director at Breakthrough Energy.
  • Gustavo Ribeiro is founder and editor in chief of The Brazilian Report. 
  • Jesse Keenan is Associate Professor of Sustainable Real Estate and Urban Planning at Tulane University.