A new short film featuring climate action leader Greta Thunberg highlights the connections between the climate crisis, ecological emergency, and the Covid-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises that are likely to arise from humans\u0026#039; exploitation of animals—and explains how communities and policymakers can repair people\u0026#039;s relationship to wildlife while radically changing our food systems.\u0022For Nature,\u0022 conceived of by Thunberg and produced by the animal rights nonprofit organization Mercy for Animals, was released Saturday to coincide with the International Day for Biological Diversity.In the film, Thunberg \u0022connects the dots\u0022 for the audience to help explain how people\u0026#039;s land use, agricultural practices, and exploitation of animals are all \u0022creating the perfect conditions for diseases to spill over from one animal to another and to us,\u0022 making it highly likely that even if the global community gets the coronavirus pandemic under control with widespread distribution of vaccines, \u0022the next pandemic could be much much worse.\u0022Watch:A quarter of fossil fuel emissions come from agriculture and land use, Thunberg explains in the film, and although\u0026nbsp;83% of the world\u0026#039;s agricultural land is used to feed livestock with\u0026nbsp;soy, corn, and wheat—which could be used to feed people—livestock only provide 18% of human\u0026#039;s calories.\u0026nbsp;\u0022It just doesn\u0026#039;t make sense,\u0022 Thunberg says in the film. \u0022The land requirements of meat and dairy production are equivalent to North and South America combined... We have industrialized life on Earth.\u0022As a number of experts have said since the pandemic began last year, humans\u0026#039; habitat destruction and other exploitative practices have pushed the species closer to other animals, making it more likely that diseases will \u0022spill over from one animal to another and to us,\u0022 as Thunberg says in the film.Three-quarters of immune diseases \u0022come from other animals because of the way we farm and treat nature,\u0022 she adds.\u0022We need to rethink how we value and treat nature in order to safeguard future and present living conditions for life on Earth,\u0022 Thunberg said in a statement. \u0022We all, of course, have different opportunities and responsibilities, but most of us can at least do something—no matter how small.”Thunberg and Mercy for Animals called on viewers to stop supporting the farming of \u0022unhealthy and destructive animal products\u0022 and said policymakers should \u0022help farmers transition to a plant-based farming model that is better for their livelihoods, local communities, the environment, and the animals.\u0022\u0022We are all part of nature and can be part of nature protecting itself,\u0022 said John Seber, vice president of advocacy for Mercy for Animals.The film comes days after acclaimed conservationist Jane Goodall told Agence France Presse that humans must do away with\u0026nbsp;\u0022very, very cruel intensive factory farms\u0022 and urgent world governments to incorporate \u0022a new mindset for our survival\u0022 into their plans to recover from the pandemic.\u0022Let\u0026#039;s face it—if we don\u0026#039;t change, we\u0026#039;re fucked,\u0022 says Thunberg in the\u0026nbsp;film. \u0022But we can change. We can change the way we farm, we can change what we eat, we can change how we treat nature. Some of us have lots of choices while some have none of them.\u0022\u0022Those with the most power have the most responsibility,\u0022 she added.