Sir David Attenborough has warned that humanity is facing the “last chance” to change its behaviour to avoid catastrophic damage to the planet caused by climate change. He urged people to “stop waste of any kind”, including energy, food and plastic. Failing to reduce emissions would push the world through a “one-way door”, with irreversible consequences for life on Earth caused by the melting of Arctic ice and other results of rising temperatures. “This is the very last moment we have in which we can hope to stem some of these disasters,” he said in an interview on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show. The veteran broadcaster also suggested that the density of the human population had contributed to the spread of coronavirus.
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Even as the coronavirus pandemic terrorizes the world, there’s another global emergency the media can’t afford to stop covering. Fifty years ago this week, the environmental movement staged the first Earth Day demonstration to call attention to environmental degradation and demand reform. In the half century since, climate change has emerged as an existential global threat. But there are still reasons to be hopeful – and this week, the Guardian is joining forces with hundreds of newsrooms around the world to focus attention on creative solutions to the climate emergency, from electric cars to fighting plastic waste to using psychedelic drugs. (Michael Pollan will weigh in.) We’ll also explore lessons from the coronavirus pandemic – and whether the economic crash could create opportunities to rebuild a greener economy.
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‘Climate change is not our children’s problem to solve — it’s up to us, the adults’. Parents discuss how they are talking to their children about climate change when they are anxious about it themselves, with Alexa Phillips
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