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13 Dec 18, 21:56
'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." '

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Comments about his talk at the meeting are welcome. :hands:

15 Dec 18, 00:19
It should be self-evident that any unsustainable practice cannot be sustained indefinitely. Since our civilization depends on many unsustainable practices, of which global warming is just one of the worst, it follows that our civilization cannot be sustained. Therefore, it will collapse. The only thing in doubt is how bad the collapse will be, and how fast.

Since the best estimates for a sustainable population on Earth are about 2 billion, whatever the collapse of civilization looks like, it will involve a lot of deaths.

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