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Naturalist Says Civilization Could Collapse

Lobbying For Efforts To Stop Climate Change

December 03, 2018 - 9:46 am
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KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough says human civilization may collapse unless the world takes action to curb climate change.

The British TV presenter of nature documentaries told leaders gathered for a U.N. climate summit Monday that "right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years."

Attenborough urged the delegates meeting in Katowice, Poland, until Dec. 14 to make progress on efforts to implement the 2015 Paris accord fighting climate change.

The 92-year-old added that "if we don't take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon."

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