Legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough spoke to the United Nations Security Council yesterday, reminding world leaders that "climate change is the biggest threat to security that modern humans have ever faced".

David Attenborough

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"I don't envy you the responsibility," he went on "that this places on all of you and your governments."

David Attenborough is of course best known as the narrator of BBC wildlife documentaries like Planet Earth, but in recent years he has been dedicating more and more of his time to raising awareness of the dire consequences of climate change.

During yesterday's virtual Security Council meeting, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson followed up Attenborough's warning with a call for action - to help the nations of the world to prepare for those consequences and work towards reducing global emissions to 'net zero'.


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