Kew Views - watch our new film about plants and climate change

Meet some of Kew's plant experts and find about more about the impact that climate change is having on the health of the world's plant life. Discover why plants have such a vital role to play in slowing the pace of climate change, and see how Kew's global science and conservation work is helping to carve a brighter future for both people and plants.

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21 Mar 2011

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Plants and Climate Change

Produced to coincide with Climate Week 2011, this new film in the Kew Views series reveals some basic but commonly misunderstood facts and figures about plants and the climate.

Today, the issue of global warming is an established scientific fact. We also know that deforestation is one of the major contributors to carbon emissions, with around one fifth of carbon emissions resulting from it.

In this new video from Kew, find out how the planet’s rich forest areas, and the plant diversity they support, provide a fundamental protection mechanism against climate change. Discover how Kew's global science and conservation work is making a practical contribution to protecting the world's biodiversity, and why this is an essential element to any sustainable climate solution. 

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