The collapse of civilisation and the natural world is on the horizon, Sir David Attenborough has told theÂ UN climate change summitÂ in Poland.
The naturalist was chosen to represent the worldâ€™s people in addressing delegates of almost 200 nations who are in Katowice to negotiate how to turn pledges made in theÂ 2015 Paris climate dealÂ into reality.
Recent studies show theÂ 20 warmest years on recordÂ have been in the past 22 years, and the top four in the past four years.Â Climate action must be increased fivefoldÂ to limit warming to theÂ 1.5C scientists advise, according to the UN.
Another goal of the summit is for nations to increase their pledges to cut carbon emissions; currently they are on target for a disastrous 3C of warming. The prime minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, who led the 2017 UN climate summit, said his country had raised its ambitions. He told the summit: â€œIf we can do it, you can do it.â€
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Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
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