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sir david is gloomy about climate change

Post by yartims » December 3, 2018, 11:05 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46398057

the naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years.

The broadcaster said it could lead to the collapse of civilisations and the extinction of "much of the natural world".

He was speaking at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

The meeting is the most critical on climate change since the 2015 Paris agreement.

Sir David said: "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."

The naturalist is taking up the "People's Seat" at the conference, called COP24. He is supposed to act as a link between the public and policy-makers at the meeting.

"The world's people have spoken. Their message is clear. Time is running out. They want you, the decision-makers, to act now," he said.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General, said climate change was already "a matter of life and death" for many countries.

He explained that the world is "nowhere near where it needs to be" on the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Post by GT93 » December 4, 2018, 12:57 am

Attenborough has been bagged just this month for downplaying the risks of climate change by one of the UK's leading environmental writers:

"Knowingly creating a false impression of the world: this is a serious matter. It is more serious still when the BBC does it, and yet worse when the presenter is “the most trusted man in Britain”. But, as his latest interview with the Observer reveals, David Attenborough sticks to his line that fully representing environmental issues is a “turn-off”.

His new series, Dynasties, will mention the pressures affecting wildlife, but Attenborough makes it clear that it will play them down. To do otherwise, he suggests, would be “proselytising” and “alarmist”. His series will be “a great relief from the political landscape which otherwise dominates our thoughts”. In light of the astonishing rate of collapse of the animal populations he features, alongside most of the rest of the world’s living systems – and when broadcasting as a whole has disgracefully failed to represent such truths – I don’t think such escapism is appropriate or justifiable."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -bbc-films

The headline was "David Attenborough has betrayed the living world he loves". It seems he'll wear a villain's hat in the history books.

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Post by maaka » December 5, 2018, 7:03 am

the villain's are the politicians who sit on their hands, or do very little..
We will fade away just like the Romans, and the Aztec's, or become an Easter Island..
we are already to late. To try and change the machinery of the industrial world, is like trying to turn the QE11 on a sixpence.

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Post by saint » December 5, 2018, 7:58 am

Man is the only species on this planet with the capabilities to protect it ,and all other species on it , yet we seem hell bent on destroying it .
All in the name of human development , No , in the name of greed .

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Post by yartims » December 6, 2018, 6:46 pm

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/7906511/c ... he-charts/

climate change goes into overdrive

WARMING WARNING Climate change in ‘OVERDRIVE’ as experts warn Greenland ice melt now ‘off the charts’

Greenhouse gas emissions are causing Greenland's ice sheet to melt at an alarming rate

Rising sea levels pose a host of catastrophic risks to the planet, and the new study serves as a stark warning that without action against climate change, humanity is headed for a future 'where food shortages, floods and fires are part of our everyday reality', scientists warned.

They added that Greenland's dramatic melting was directly linked to the greenhouse gases belched into Earth's atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution.

"From a historical perspective, today's melt rates are off the charts, and this study provides the evidence to prove it" said Sarah Das, a glaciologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and co-author of the study.

"We found a fifty percent increase in total ice sheet meltwater runoff versus the start of the industrial era, and a 30% increase since the 20th century alone."

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Post by Giggle » December 7, 2018, 1:06 am

Attenborough is a proven fake. He's a fraud. He's a typical loser Brit. His title is a joke. His work is, like BBC, completely based on the garbage "legacy" of Brittle excellence. He's another Brittle idiot.

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Post by saint » December 7, 2018, 1:17 pm

Greenlands ice melt has been to the locals benefit . Many precious minerals are now accessible that where once covered in thick ice . Mining and prospecting boom going on now .
Maybe thats why they are seeking independance from Denmark now .
Dont wanna see their good fortune going to prop up the failure that is the European Union .

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Re: sir david is gloomy about climate change

Post by saint » December 7, 2018, 1:20 pm

Giggle wrote:
December 7, 2018, 1:06 am
Attenborough is a proven fake. He's a fraud. He's a typical fu#$%k loser Brit. His title is a joke. His work is, like BBC, completely based on the garbage "legacy" of Brittle excellence. He's another Brittle idiot.
Why is he a fake exactly . Spent his whole life trying to educate the masses on the fragility of the natural world . Or do you believe the world is not fragile .

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Re: sir david is gloomy about climate change

Post by thaiguzzi » December 7, 2018, 1:33 pm

Giggle wrote:
December 7, 2018, 1:06 am
Attenborough is a proven fake. He's a fraud. He's a typical fu#$%k loser Brit. His title is a joke. His work is, like BBC, completely based on the garbage "legacy" of Brittle excellence. He's another Brittle idiot.
Rarely post on this forum.
But you sir, a complete numpty, an imbecile of the highest order, a man (?) who does not even deserve to lick Sir David Attenborough shoes clean, let alone his arse, your brain cells and heart morality, or balls, would not even fit in David's little finger tip.
You are a degenerate of a human being with nothing good to say about anything or anyone.
Attenborough's animal & wildlife documentaries have been widely lauded and praise worldwide, won accolades from every awards centre, camera, technical & production is stunning, encouraged and got younger children actively involved and interested in the world around them, and you belittle this man?
You are not worthy to even mention this man's name.
You are lowlife scum.
What a small minded little cockroach you are.
GFY.

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Re: sir david is gloomy about climate change

Post by Giggle » December 7, 2018, 1:58 pm

He's a proven fraud. Look it up.

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