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Nature-inspired innovation offers one of our best strategies to reach Net Zero Nov 11, 2021
Writing for The Press and Journal, Professor John McCall, Research Lead at RGU's National Subsea Centre, calls on people to learn from nature to tackle the climate change emergency and move to net zero carbon. Left to its own devices, nature constructs complex, diverse ecosystems that remain stable, supporting billions of lifeforms over geological timescales. After only a few short centuries of technical development, humanity has reached the boundaries of sustainability and we are having to radically reassess how our societies are structured and sustained. As we grapple with our needs to move to net zero carbon, it is worth asking what we can learn from the ways in which natural systems maintain themselves.