We can’t deny the existence climate crisis or its impacts. In India cyclonic activity is intensifying from the Gulf of Bengal to the Arabia Sea. These extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, and more violent.
The climate crisis has evident consequences on human life. The first houses to be destroyed are those of the poorest people, the marginalized, those who have limited resources and are forced to live in a cycle of poverty, where the benefits of development, the energy to construct a better life, schools and other means of sustenance are wiped out: not just by natural disasters, but by events caused by human activity. The so-called development we see is marked by a lack of investment in social infrastructure for poor communities that would guarantee ecological security. And on top of this, extreme weather events only make matters worse.
Sunita Narain, Indian environmentalist and activist, Director of the Centre for Science and the Environment, was listed among the most 100 influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2016. The same year, she appeared in the climate crisis documentary Before the Flood, narrated by Leonardo di Caprio.
The Food Talks are a new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it. The full episode with Sunita Narain will be released on December 17.
Event languages: IT, EN