IS ANYBODY LISTENING?
Sir David Attenborough warns world leaders, but… to read more of Sir David’s words at the UN climate change conference and to find out about the kids who went on strike for the planet
The extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon The world’s people have spoken. Their message is clear. Time is running out
The TV presenter said it could lead to the extinction of “much of the natural world”.
Sir David was speaking to world leaders at the opening ceremony of the United Nations climate talks in Katowice, Poland. He said: “Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change.”
Sir David had “the People’s Seat” at the conference this week, meaning that he was taking the message of the people to their leaders. “The world’s people have spoken. Their message is clear. Time is running out. They want you, the decision-makers, to act now,” he said.
The hope is that world leaders listen and act on the environmentalist’s words. Among those who ARE listening to the warnings are schoolkids across Australia. Thousands of students ignored their prime minister’s order to stay in school and marched on the nation’s cities to demand an end to politicians’ lack of action on climate change (see photo above).
Sir David Attenborough at the COP24 climate change conference in Poland