Watch Professor Miriam Diamond on MONBIOSIS: Essential Climate Conversations

May 4, 2022 by Kiran Champatsingh

In this 2022 series of essential climate conversations George Monbiot continues to discuss and investigate the complex challenges we face in this time of climate and ecological emergency. Monbiosis brings together a diverse range of scientists, experts, activists and change makers to examine some of the most critical environmental issues of our time. 

Episode 14 - Chemical Overload
A conversation with: 
🌍 Patricia Villarrubia Gomez -  Research Assistant Stockholm Resilience Centre · Department of Biology Education, Master of Science, Plastic Pollution Consultant
🌍 Miriam Diamond - Department of Earth Sciences and School of the Environment, University of Toronto.
🌍 Linn Persson - Head of the International Department of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), and Affiliated Researcher at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

There has been a 50-fold increase in the production of chemicals since 1950. This is projected to triple again by 2050. Plastic production alone increased 79% between 2000 and 2015. 80% of all plastics ever produced still remain in the environment, with many unknown consequences ahead as they degrade and release their various chemical ingredients.