David Attenborough warns of environmental crisis at World Economic Forum in Davos | ITV News

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Published on 22 Jan 2019, 22:56
Sir David Attenborough has warned it is difficult to overstate the environmental crisis facing the planet, as he was interviewed live on stage by the Duke of Cambridge.

The veteran broadcaster urged leaders to care for the natural world as he spoke with William at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The Blue Planet narrator stressed the "frightening" mechanisms humans have for destruction.

Sir David told the duke: "The future of the natural world is in our hands."

"Its not just beauty or interest it is the essential ingredient of human life is a healthy planet," he adds.

The broadcaster warns of the dangers of "wrecking" the whole planet.

"We are destroying the natural world and with it ourselves," he said.

Sir David added: "It is difficult to overstate it. We are now so numerous, so powerful, so all-pervasive, the mechanisms that we have for destruction are so wholesale and so frightening, that we can actually exterminate whole ecosystems without even noticing it."

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