Every week on my Instagram feed, I have been posting information about a topic related to helping combat our climate emergency. I use the crocheted Bernie Sanders a friend made for me (after the infamous photos of him from Biden’s inauguration circulated) because Bernie is well-respected, and extremely knowledgeable about what needs to be done to fight climate change! I named the series Bernie on a Journey, or Learn with Bern, with the hope that my little mascot can help raise awareness about what we can all do to help the fight!
I created this series of slides specifically about biodiversity, because it is an incredibly crucial part of the puzzle. And we can all contribute to protecting and promoting biodiversity in our everyday lives!
Biodiversity can support efforts to reduce the negative effects of climate change. Conserved or restored habitats can remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thus helping to address climate change by storing carbon (for example, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation). Moreover, conserving in-tact ecosystems, such as mangroves, for example, can help reduce the disastrous impacts of climate change such as flooding and storm surges.Convention on Biological Diversity
What will you commit to doing to help protect biodiversity?
Check out my other Bernie on a Journey posts on Instagram!