The Collapse of Civilisation Is On The Horizon

The collapse of civilisation is on the horizon, says David Attenborough. The naturalist told the UN Climate Summit in Poland on Monday: “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” Attenborough 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. Attenborough continued: “Leaders of the world, you must lead. The continuation of civilisations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands.” The World Bank, meanwhile, has announced it will invest $200bn to combat climate change.

Guy Hallowes