Professor Dawn Scott, who has featured on BBC nature programmes such as Springwatch and Winterwatch, shared her thoughts on climate change in the latest episode of the University of Brighton’s ‘Catching Up With…’ podcast series.
While Professor Scott said she was still hopeful humans can adapt to lead more eco-friendly lifestyles, she stressed that change has to happen “very, very quickly” in order to meet environmental targets.
Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
The Netflix documentary series Our Planet has brought the plight of the biosphere into stark focus.
Professor Scott said: “It’s really nice to see that people are becoming more aware [about climate change].