Jane Goodall Tells of Shared Threat to Humans and Animals
Jane had always been passionate about animals and the whole of Africa, which brought her to the farm of a friend in the Kenya way back in 1957. Later, she worked as a secretary and a went on to be a expert in many fields regarding Monkeys and other animals.
Deforestation is a major cause of climate change, as the carbon dioxide in trees is released into the atmosphere when they are cut down and burned.Article 3 of the draft accord encourages parties to the UN convention on climate change to “conserve and enhance” forests as “sinks and reservoirs” of greenhouse gases. The draft accord mentions the need to reduce deforestation and forest degradation, and to achieve “sustainable management of forests” in three separate sections.“Climate change affects us, of course, but it’s affecting all the other animals too,“
Goodall says. “We are so arrogant to think that this one form of life, that is so horribly destructive, is more important than everything else.”Goodall worked as a waitress to pay her fare to Kenya when she was 23 years old. Her mentor, Kenyan anthropologist Louis Leakey, sent her to Cambridge to earn a doctorate in ethology (animal behaviour). Today, she holds honorary doctorates from more than 45 universities.