Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Sir David Attenborough has warned that world leaders must act now in the face of climate change, otherwise it will be too late for the planet.

He added that it would be “really catastrophic” to ignore the problem.

His comments come before COP26 conference in Glasgow, which starts on Sunday and has been considered the last best chance to keep global temperature rises at a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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In an interview with BBC science editor David Shukman, the veteran TV station said: “Every month that passes, it becomes more and more indisputable that the changes on the planet for which we are responsible have these devastating effects.”

He added: “If we do not act now, it will be too late. We have to do it now.”

The 95-year-old said richer western countries have a “moral responsibility” to help refugees displaced by climate change.

“We have caused it – our form of industrialization is one of the most important factors in producing this change in the climate. So we have a moral responsibility,” he told the BBC.

“Even if we did not cause it, we would have a moral responsibility to do something about the thousands of men, women and children who have lost everything, everything.

“Can we just say goodbye and say this is not our business?”

Sir David will be present at the summit and has previously been one vocal critic of those who deny climate change.

Earlier in October, he said the opportunities for COP26 gave him “some hope”.

“For the first time, people around the world will hear the arguments for what we should do, the analyzes on what the problems are and what the solutions are,” he said.

“The two things give me hope.”

However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is “very concerned” about the conference may not secure the necessary agreements, and admits it’s touch and go.

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When answering questions from school children around the world, he said: “This summit is going to be very, very hard.

“I’m very worried because it can go wrong and we may not get the deals we need and it’s touch and go it’s very, very difficult but I think it can be done. . “

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