The celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall, has given voice to an emotional poem written by Tom Rivett-Carnac that conveys a positive message of hope in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tom Rivett-Carnac has worked for the last 20 years in the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change. She studied Environmental Economics at the University of Bath, and later, at the University of Plymouth, she did a Master’s in Systems Science. After graduating, he became a Buddhist monk for two years. After hanging up on the habit, he joined CDP North America, a group that works in financial markets to publicize risks and opportunities related to climate change in publicly traded companies. He regularly writes on climate change policy and is the author of several books on the subject. Signed by 195 countries in 2015, having been the main political strategist for the United Nations on this agreement. What happened when we all stopped at her latest play, and Jane Goodall has done a voiced version in poem form.
Tom had been asked many times how to talk to children about climate change, and he decided to take advantage of the circumstances of confinement to write What Happened When We All Stopped, a story for parents and children about the hopeful future that awaits us after lockdown. It shows the greatness of the world in which we live, showing an inspiring vision of our planet, renewed thanks to the obligation to stay at home for a high percentage of the population, and that is waiting for us when we leave confinement.
The book is accompanied by illustrations by Tom’s sister, Bee Rivett-Carnac, a famous illustrator with two decades of experience. The animation uses simple and friendly lines and pastel colors to backbone the narration.
The work fell into the hands of the famous environmental activist Jane Goodall and was so surprised that she agreed to be the host of the video inspired by the book. This product has been created by the famous editors of TED, who have brought to life the endearing illustrations of Bee Rivett-Carnac.
The book and the poem are spoken by Goodall has the objective of raising awareness among people of all ages in favor of protecting the environment and overcoming the barrier that may exist between parents and children on a subject like this so that together they can build a more sustainable future.