David Attenborough calls for ban on ‘devastating’ deep sea mining
Nature & Science

David Attenborough calls for ban on ‘devastating’ deep sea mining

Sir David Attenborough has urged governments to ban deep sea mining, following a study warning of “potentially disastrous” risks to the ocean’s life-support systems if it goes ahead. The study, by Fauna and Flora International (FFI), warns proposed plans to mine the seabed could cause significant loss of biodiversity, disruption of the ocean’s “biological pump”,…

Thunberg and Attenborough join forces
Environmental News

Thunberg and Attenborough join forces

Dec 30, 2019 — 11.17pmBarcelona |  Two titan climate campaigners, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, joined forces on Monday to push politicians and businesses to step up action on climate change after a year in which schoolchildren took to the world’s streets in protest.Swedish teen activist Thunberg, who turns 17 this week, said 2019 had…

David Attenborough says humans have made ‘tragic, desperate mess’ of planet
Conservation

David Attenborough says humans have made ‘tragic, desperate mess’ of planet

Humanity has made a “tragic, desperate mess” of the planet, Sir David Attenborough has said. The veteran broadcaster urged people to “look after the natural world” and waste nothing, as he prepared for his latest series to air this week. Seven Worlds, One Planet, breaks with the tradition of previous BBC Natural History Unit programmes by…