Naturalist tells leaders at UN climate summit that fate of world is in their hands


The naturalist was chosen to represent the world’s people in addressing delegates of almost 200 nations who are in Katowice to negotiate how to turn pledges made in the 2015 Paris climate deal into reality.

As part of the UN’s people’s seat initiative, messages were gathered from all over the world to inform Attenborough’s address on Monday. “Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” he said. “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”

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  1. Climate change is a big nail in civilization’s coffin, no doubt, but it isn’t the only thing that is bringing it down, not by a long shot. Political corruption, gargantuan greed or better put, rapine, expanding wars. Climate change is in good company and man’s civilization will not survive this, nor should it.
    “Hey little sister, what have you done?
    Hey little sister, who’s the only one?
    Hey little sister, who’s the Superman?
    Hey little sister, who’s the one you want?
    Hey little sister, shotgun!

    “It’s a nice day to start again
    It’s a nice day for a white wedding
    It’s a nice day to start again” (White Wedding, Billy Idol)

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