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Sunday 17 February 2019

Climate fear: Attenborough hits out at 'frightening' devastation

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and British naturalist, documentary maker and broadcaster David Attenborough attend a conversation during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Photo: Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and British naturalist, documentary maker and broadcaster David Attenborough attend a conversation during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Photo: Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Nature broadcaster David Attenborough has issued a dire warning on the future of the planet, saying humans can wipe out whole ecosystems without even realising it.

In an interview with Britain's Prince William at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Attenborough said that it was "difficult to overstate" the extent of the climate change problem. "The mechanisms we have for destruction are so wholesale, so frightening, that we can actually exterminate whole ecosystems without even noticing it.

"We already know of course that the plastic problem in the seas is wreaking appalling damage on marine life, the extent of which we don't yet fully know."

Irish Independent

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