Ka­tow­ice, Poland

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At­ten­bor­ough warn­ing: Beloved Bri­tish na­ture doc­u­men­tar­ian David At­ten­bor­ough is­sued a dire warn­ing for the planet this week at the United Na­tions’ an­nual cli­mat­e­change con­fer­ence. “We are fac­ing a man-made dis­as­ter of global scale, our great­est threat in thou­sands of years: cli­mate change,” At­ten­bor­ough said. “If we don’t take ac­tion, the col­lapse of our civ­i­liza­tions and the ex­tinc­tion of much of the nat­u­ral world is on the hori­zon.” At­ten­bor­ough, 92, was once a cli­mate skep­tic but said the sci­en­tific ev­i­dence is now over­whelm­ing. Some 30,000 peo­ple, in­clud­ing world lead­ers and busi­ness ex­ec­u­tives, met in Ka­tow­ice to dis­cuss how to achieve the emis­sions-re­duc­tion goals agreed on in Paris in 2015. The U.S. pulled out of the Paris cli­mate agree­ment last year and sent only a small del­e­ga­tion to Poland.

Wor­ried about warm­ing planet

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