Jane Goodall often finds herself looking up at the moon.
Eighty-five years she’s been on this planet, and still, she’s in awe of it.
Hundreds of thousands of kilometres away, the moon is the constant between us and every other thing that’s ever found themselves on earth.
But we – human beings – are the only creatures clever enough to have landed there; to explore its craters with our own feet, and to hold its rocks with our own hands.
“It’s bizarre,” Jane Goodall tells Mamamia, before pausing for a moment.
“That the most intellectual creature is destroying its only home.”
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For Goodall, the world’s most prolific expert on chimpanzees, the environment is not an election issue, to be weighed up alongside the economy.
It is not something to be prioritised by men in suits, sitting in parliament and around boardroom tables.