Got an exciting new event coming up next week in Second Life: the second of the Nature Darwin Debates. Following on from last month’s on whether humans are still evolving (they are) comes What Price Biodiversity?The Nature Darwin Debate 2: What Price Biodiversity? - Joanna Scott's blog - Joanna Scott's blog on Nature Network
Title: The Nature Darwin Debate 2: What Price Biodiversity?
Date: Monday 9 March
Time: 7pm GMT / Midday PST
Location: Khufu Conference Centre
Contact: Joanna Wombat
Join the debate about biodiversity at Kings Place and in Second Life.
We pay for our food, water, healthcare and energy, so why not pay for the many ‘services’ currently obtained for free from biological diversity? Services such as insect-pollination, central to food production; or healthy forests, which we need for clean water and to stop soil erosion. Shouldn’t we invest now in our biodiversity in order to secure our future needs? Join three leading names from science and politics as they debate the need to put a price on the Earth’s ecosystem services. Organized by Nature, the leading international weekly journal of science, in association with Kings Place.
Professor James Lovelock, independent scientist, author of “Revenge of Gaia”
Michael Meacher, MP (Labour) & former Minister of State for the Environment
Sir Crispin Tickell, Director of the Policy Foresight Programme at the James Martin 21st Century School at Oxford University
Ehsan Masood, Acting Chief Commissioning Editor, Nature
To take part in the event you can get tickets from the Kings Place website where the full programme can be found. For those unable to attend in person, the event will also be live streamed free of charge into Second Life – all welcome!
If you would like to attend, but are new to Second Life see our step-by-step guide (http://www.nature.com.secondnature/basics.html) to getting started. If you would like assistance or have any questions at all about the event, by all means contact me by comment, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in Second Life as Joanna Wombat.
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