Amid troubled talks of Trump, terrorism and impending global catastrophe, Dr. Jane Goodall offered a glimmer of hope for humanity last night on Q&A.
The renowned primatologist and conservationist, now 83, issued a rallying cry to “leave a better world for our children” after a simple question from an 11-year-old boy.
“As primary school students, we don’t have a lot of power or influence,” Tyne Jones began from the audience, “but what can we do to help prevent the destruction of natural habitats and the exploitation and hunting of primates?”
Goodall responded by reminding Jones – and the audience – that he had a “role to play” and even the smallest everyday choices can have a huge impact.
Goodall maintains we can "learn from our mistakes" - and our closest living relatives - as long as we work together.
You can watch the full episode of Q&A which featured panelists Liberal Senator James Patterson, Labor's Shadow Minister for Human Services Linda Burney, Reverend Peter Kurti and author Rachel Botsman on ABC website.