5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SAVE THE PLANET with Hugh Montgomery (w. Liz Crowe)
SCIENTIST & CLIMATE EXPERT HUGH MONTGOMERY DISCUSSES THE CONCERNING STATE OF THE PLANET & OUTLINES WHY WE NEED TO BEGIN TAKING REAL, IMMEDIATE ACTION TO SAVE IT.
In this chat with wellbeing specialist Liz Crowe, Hugh begins by addressing the satirical Netflix film “Don’t Look Up” and pointing out that it may not be as far from reality as people think. We’ve been sitting on our hands & ignoring warnings in terms of greenhouse gases for too long, and Hugh warns that the “asteroid is about to strike”.
HUGH CITES REPORTS WHICH CLAIM WE HAVE JUST A FEW YEARS TO TURN AROUND THE CLIMATE CRISIS. HE DETAILS WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF THINGS DON’T CHANGE.
Extreme weather will be one of the most notable signs. Global sea levels will also rise noticeably and temperatures across the world will reach record highs. These will be “colossal changes” according to Hugh. This will lead to up to 2/3 of the world’s population needing to move to try and escape these extreme changes. There is a “rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”.
BUT WHAT CAN WE DO? HUGH SAYS WE NEED TO BEGIN TAKING RADICAL ACTION.
For those wanting to take greater steps toward saving the planet, Hugh recommends starting with the following ways:
- Buddy up with like-minded people who want to make a change
- Exert your influence to get family & friends to also begin taking action
- Find a good carbon calculator to measure your personal footprint
- Make improvements in whichever areas you can, with emphasis on the more damaging areas like heating, food & transport.
- After making personal changes, shift your focus to your workplace
To finish on a lighter note, Hugh states that “we are the only generation that has ever had the chance to save humanity” and reminds us that yes, we CAN do it.
Tune in to this eye-opening assessment of our ever-changing climate with Hugh Montgomery & Liz Crowe.
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Liz Crowe has two and a half decades of expertise in grief, crisis, end of life care, bereavement work and staff wellbeing in pediatric critical care environments. Liz currently works at a tertiary adult hospital providing consultation, coaching, counselling and education for staff wellbeing. She is in the absolute final stages of completing her PhD examining risk and protective factors for staff wellbeing in critical care. Liz is a published academic involved in multiple research projects nationally and internationally focussing on the wellbeing of staff and the impact of COVID on clinicians. Liz is a passionate and humorous educator who regularly speaks internationally. Liz is the successful author of ‘The Little Book of Loss and Grief You Can Read While You Cry’. She is a proud member of the St Emlyn’s education team and an active member of #FOAMed, and can be found on Twitter @LizCrowe2.
Hugh is ICU Professor at University College London, with a Nature papers describing the first gene for human fitness. He has been involved in environment/health issues for 20 years, and chairs the Welcome Trust/Lancet Countdown on Climate and Health. He’s a father of two, a mountaineer and a fading ultra-marathon runner, and the author of two childrens’ books and a thriller (out Aug 2019). He also holds the world record in underwater piano playing.