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Attenborough Urges World Leaders to ‘Rewrite Our Story’

As you spend the next two weeks debating, negotiating, persuading and compromising, as you surely must, it’s easy to forget that ultimately, the emergency climate comes down to a single number: the concentration of carbon in our atmosphere. Perhaps the fact that the people most affected by climate change are no longer some imagined future generations, but young people alive today, perhaps that will give us the impetus we need to rewrite our story, to turn this tragedy into a triumph. The people alive now are the generation to come, will look at this conference and consider one thing: Did that number stop rising and start to drop as a result of commitments made here? There’s every reason to believe that the answer can be yes. If working apart, we are force powerful enough to destabilize our planet, surely working together, we are powerful enough to save it. In my lifetime, I’ve witnessed a tenable decline. In yours, you could and should witness a wonderful recovery. That desperate hope, ladies and gentlemen, delegates, excellency, is why the world is looking to you and why you are here.

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