David Attenborough warns of the ‘collapse of our civilizations,’ if climate change continues to be ignored

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  • Renowned English broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough delivered a stark warning about the future of our planet during the UN Climate Change Summit in Poland, Monday. 
  • Attenborough warned that the world’s survival depends on swift action to prevent climate change.
  • “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon,” he said.
  • Attenborough’s speech comes at a crossroad for global climate action. Over the weekend, 19 G20 member states reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate accord — except for the US, which has cast doubt on climate science assessments. 
  • But the human-led impact of climate change is already being observed around the world — from extreme weather events to devastating fires.

Renowned English broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough delivered a tough warning about what the future of our planet looks like, during the UN Climate Change Summit in Poland. 

Attenborough, known for hosting nature broadcasts including the popular BBC series “Planet Earth,” was chosen for the UN’s “people’s seat,” representing those populations most affected by climate change. The summit hoped to  spur global action after the 2015 Paris climate accord.

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