In his latest NPR interview, SavingSpecies founder Stuart Pimm addresses several basic "why should I care" questions about biodiversity. The State of Things host Frank Stasio highlights the kinds of questions non-scientists might have when they hear about the dire predictions of a mass extinction, loss of ecosystem services and how deforestation contributes to global warming. ("Extinction is like death and taxes," says Stuart, "It's inevitable but you don't want too many people dying at once and you don't want to pay too much taxes.")
Stuart also explains how SavingSpecies' projects contribute to conserving biodiversity while reducing donors' carbon footprints.
Listen to the interview on WUNC's website