Scorched Earth: Culture and Climate Under Siege

From the Amazon to the Congo to California, our planet’s forests are being decimated. And along with them, the stability of our climate. Why? Because trees are among our most effective weapons against carbon emissions. The Amazon alone is responsible for removing five percent of the world’s 40 billion tons of CO2 emissions from the air each year. When forests burn, carbon storage is lost -- along with biodiversity, indigenous culture, and more. Join us for a conversation about the climate factors and the global consumerism driving deforestation, as well as the seeds of change being planted by organizations, corporations, governments and individuals. Guests: Paul Paz y Miño, Associate Director, Amazon Watch Tara O’Shea, Director of Forest Programs, Planet Corey Brinkema, President, Forest Stewardship Council U.S. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on September 24, 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One