The BBC aired episode two of the documentary Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World on the BBC iPlayer. In the documentary, Thunberg comes face-to face with legendary broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough just before her trip to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
In addition to meeting politicians during her trip across Europe, the documentary features a conversation with Attenborough, 94. Humans have had a big impact on the planet, but things are beginning to change. “Self-interest is for the past, common interest is for the future”, said Attenborough.
This episode also features the prototype of a technology which aims to lower emissions from industry by capturing carbon dioxide from factory emissions before it enters the atmosphere. Carbon capture technology really could be a great help for us in the short to mid-term, hopefully not forever because we need to focus on technology that will really make a difference like renewables.
There is a clear desire by more and more people to see change and technological developments taking place throughout the world. The question now is are we too late to avert a global catastrophe?