World-renowned environmentalist Jane Goodall issues stark climate warning: ‘It’s terrifying’

Read Time:   |  30th September 2022

World renowned environmentalist Jane Goodall has spoken out about the harrowing reality of the climate crisis...

Jane Goodall has issued a stark warning about the climate crisis.

The 88 year old primatologist has spoken out about her journey of becoming an environmentalist, and how ‘terrifying’ the world’s current state seems.

“We are literally approaching a point of no return,” Goodall told AFP (Agence France-Presse).

“Look around the world at what’s happening with climate change. It’s terrifying. We are part of the natural world and we depend on healthy ecosystems.”

‘We’re doomed’

However, Goodall, who is also the UN Messenger of Peace, stressed that we ‘have the tools’ to start reversing ecological damage.

She added:”We come up against the short-term thinking of economic gain versus long-term protection of the environment for the future.

“I don’t pretend to be able to solve the problems that this creates because there are major problems. And yet, if we look at the alternative, which is continuing to destroy the environment, we’re doomed.”

Jane Goodall X Barbie

Earlier this year, Goodall was immortalised as a Barbie doll, made from 75 per cent recycled ocean-bound plastic.

The figure shows Barbie in a new light, with tied back hair, beige uniform and a pair of binoculars around her neck – referencing Goodall’s iconic work looks.

“Since Dr Jane Goodall’s historic journey to Tanzania at age 26 to study chimpanzees in their natural habitat, she has paved the way for generations of future humanitarian leaders to forge their own path,” Barbie said.

“Her life-long work as a renowned ethologist, conservationist, and animal advocate, has been a tour de force of compassion and a benefit to our entire planet.”

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