Sir David Attenborough warns of ‘collapse of civilisations’ at COP24 summit

Sir David Attenborough delivered a stern speech at the UN’s climate change summit in Katowice, Poland, on Monday morning, warning of the impending threats global warming poses to the natural world.

“If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon,” he said in his address.

He accused older generation of “messing up the planet” and letting down younger generations who are “angry” about the situation.

“I have done my best to speak the truth as I see it, but (young people) … know that the world is warming, and science is making it perfectly clear, and they know who is responsible – and that’s me and my predecessors, and going back even further than that,” the 92-year-old told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on the sidelines of the UN climate talks in Poland.