“It’s as close as 2025 that the nutrients available in West Africa are really going to start dropping off. It’s really urgent,” says Christina Hicks, an environmental social scientist, on the latest episode of the Climate Curious podcast by TEDxLondon. In our fishiest episode to date, she debunks the little known, but incredible role fish play in the world’s ecosystem, and our nutrition, opening our eyes to the negative impacts of heavy industry and overfishing.
Climate Curious: What’s going on with fish in West Africa?
Superfood sardines, omega three and the ultimate brain food… fish are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, but overfishing is putting them at risk of destruction, and the local people who rely on them, says environmental social scientist Christina Hicks in the latest episode of the Climate Curious podcast. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to explore why this topic feels so icky (hint – it’s a wicked problem!), why we need to open our eyes to the inefficiencies of white environmentalism in order to save the planet, and how to recognise when simple climate solutions are being pedalled to you. From what insiders are really saying about that infamous fish documentary (you know the one!), to why fish are crucial to our first 1,000 days of mental and physical development, dig into the real deal around the troublesome topic of oceans, seas, and fish.