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David Attenbourough believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale

David Attenbourough believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale

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The naturalist, Sir David Attenbourough, is the latest celebrity to call for immediate action on climate change. Sir David Attenborough | by Foreign and Commonwealth Office Attenborough spoke at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks opened in the Polish city of Katowice on December 3, and claims that climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years. He is acting as a link between the public and policy-makers at the meeting. Sir David believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale. He said: “Leaders of the world, you must lead. The continuation of civilisations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands.” "If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural wo

COP21: Can China change?

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Woman wears a face mask, surrounded by pollution in Beijing, China. Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon. After the COP21 agreement, China have been told they need to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions. The Chinese climate change envoy at the summit expressed disagreement with the deal. But as China accounts for 28% of global emissions according to IPCC, huge changes are now "legally required". An Energy Policy report from 2007 states that  "In the future the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions in China is expected to increase further, due to the projected lasting economic growth and increase in energy demand and household consumption." An export-led economy such as China has held for many years increases a demand for multiple factories producing harmful pollution. A shift