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A message from informed reader Pat M. suggested attention to a useful video published by The Guardian. I repeat his comments and provide the video. I wish every Canadian politician would spend 93 minutes watching this discussion.

I attended the Guardian Live streaming event “Greta Thunberg in conversation with Naomi Klein” last week. I found it to be a very informative presentation.  Along with Greta Thunberg and Naomi Klein there were three other panelists, Prof. Saleem Huq, Prof. Kate Raworth and Ayisha Siddiqa.  The panelists did a great job of presenting how the intersecting crisis’s of climate change, climate justice, loss & damages and capitalist biodiversity destruction are all interconnected.

I got a lot out of the presentation and thought you might like to share it with your audience.  It is fairly lengthy so pour yourself a cup of coffee.

Professor Saleem Huq is Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University, Bangladesh. He is one of only a handful of people who have attended all 27 of the UN’s annual climate summits and was a key player in getting the agreement on loss and damage just a couple of weeks ago at the most recent climate summit in Egypt. You can read his weekly Op Ed column in the Daily Star newspaper in Bangladesh here

Professor Kate Raworth is co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab – they welcome everyone to browse or join and use their tools for schools, business, communities, governments and anyone wanting to get inspired about putting new economic ideas into action. She is also a Senior Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

Ayisha Siddiqa is a Pakistani-American climate justice advocate and co-founder of Fossil Free University and Polluters OutHere she is speaking at Cop27.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of eight books including No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and On Fire. In September 2021, she joined the University of British Columbia as UBC Professor of Climate Justice and is the founding co-director of the UBC Centre for Climate Justice. You can find more of her writing on her website

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