David Attenborough ridiculed Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate change accords saying the US’s ‘outdated’ position would be ‘overcome’ eventually as there is a groundswell of support for action across the world. Talking to BBC’s Newsnight the biologist and TV presenter said the Paris agreement showed nations had ‘come to their senses’ and Donald Trump’s attempts to roll back on the fight on climate change would be unsuccessful. He said: “I suppose actually up to five years ago I was really very, very pessimistic. The Paris agreement, as you say, seemed at the time to be, at last, nations coming to their senses.”
The iNews 4th Oct 2018 read more »
The UK capital is increasingly vulnerable as a result of sea level rises and will have to use its main flood defence, the Thames Barrier, more frequently. London is among the cities identified as being at risk of major flooding, according to a new report. Sea levels are expected to rise by over 40cm unless global warming is limited to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, the more ambitious target set by the Paris climate agreement. An analysis released by Christian Aid as nations meet in Korea to finalise a major UN climate change report concerning the 1.5C target looks at some of the coastal cities most at risk. Climate change could act as a “threat multiplier” to existing problems such as sinking ground and subsidence, water extraction and bad planning. London’s sinking problem is largely a vestige of the last ice age when glaciers that weighed Scotland down and lifted up the south like a see-saw melted and reversed the effect, according to the study.
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