You are the keepers of an extraordinary section
of the surface of this planet,
including the Barrier Reef,
and what you say, what you do,
really, really matters.
Sir David Attenborough, internationally beloved naturalist and filmmaker, told ABC Triple J that the young people urging much stronger action on climate change for their world have it right and the Australian Government has it wrong.
Here’s what he had to say. Highlights Great Barrier Reef, future food supplies, sea level rise …
David Attenborough slams Australian PM on climate record
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH has slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s support for new coal mines and lack of action on climate change, in his most damning assessment yet of Australia’s environmental record.
“You are the keepers of an extraordinary section of the surface of this planet, including the Barrier Reef, and what you say, what you do, really, really matters.”
“And then you suddenly say, ‘No it doesn’t matter … it doesn’t matter how much coal we burn … we don’t give a damn what it does to the rest of the world.’ ”
“Do you think it’s right?”
The veteran conservationist responded to Scott Morrison bringing a lump of coal into Question Time in February 2017, when he was Treasurer.
“I don’t think it was a joke,” he said.
“If you weren’t opening a coal mine okay I would agree, it’s a joke. But you are opening a coal mine.”
Extreme sea level events ‘will hit once a year by 2050’
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian
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