Communicating through films and books
Extinction: The Facts
BBC Documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough (2020)
Liz Hadly provided her expert testimonial for this BBC documentary presented by Sir David Attenborough.
With a million species at risk of extinction, this hour-long film explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, threatening food and water security, undermining our ability to control our climate -- and even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.
The film will premiere in the US on March 31 2021, at PBS.org
Tipping Point for Planet Earth
Book by Elizabeth A Hadly and Anthony D Barnosky (2016)
"World-renowned scientists Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly explain the growing threats to humanity as the planet edges toward resource wars for remaining space, food, oil, and water. And as they show, these wars are not the nightmares of a dystopian future, but are already happening today. Finally, they ask: at what point will inaction lead to the break-up of the intricate workings of the global society?
The planet is in danger now, but the solutions, as Barnosky and Hadly show, are still available. We still have the chance to avoid the tipping point and to make the future better. But this window of opportunity will shut within ten to twenty years. Tipping Point for Planet Earth is the wake-up call we need."
Read the Book
Public talks and lectures
Talk entitled, A Tipping Point? Using the Past to Forecast Our Future.
Liz Hadly explains the Impacts of Climate Change on Yellowstone.
How to take action
Consensus for Action
We established ConsensusForAction, a scientists' consensus for how to keep Earth healthy. Thousands of people have signed on - we hope you will, too. ConsensusForAction aims to: 1) Communicate what the science says about climate change, extinctions, ecosystem loss, pollution, and population overgrowth, and 2) Stimulate the interactions between science, government, business, and you that are needed to solve these global problems.
Read the One-Pager Endorse the Statement
Liz Hadly features in this inspiring and uplifting documentary film about solutions to the environmental crisis. The film-makers were inspired by the 2012 paper co-authored by Liz, Tony Barnosky (Executive Director, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve) and 20 other authors, Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere. The film won a Cesar for Best Documentary (French equivalent of Academy Awards).
- Liz Hadly on Twitter
- Bad & Bushy - a podcast by two of our grad students