Monday, December 03, 2018

Quote of the day

"Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change. If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon."

Sir David Attenborough telling it like it is at the COP24 environment conference in Poland. Warnings don't come much more stark than that - but will recalcitrant world leaders (Donald Trump in particular) suddenly start paying attention? Perhaps, with the promise of increased World Bank funding for the drastic but essential measures needed to combat climate change, attitudes might actually begin to shift and progress might be made.

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