The Magnitude of the Challenge


With the COP26 climate summit due to kick off in Glasgow on Sunday, here’s a stark warning of what the future holds in store for us all if our global ‘leaders’ fail to come through (as I fully expect them to do).

As Sir David Attenborough said recently:

If we don’t act now, it will be too late.

Sir David Attenborough

Dr Will Steffen from the Australian National University discusses ‘Climate Change: The Magnitude of the Challenge’ at Festival of Ambitious Ideas, May 2016

Dr Will Steffen: OK, now, as Monty Python said, for something completely different: I’m going to talk a bit about climate change, but probably stuff you haven’t seen or heard about before. So, I want to talk about the magnitude of what we have to deal with and the reason that the exciting developments that Laughlin talked about need to be accelerated; they’re not optional…

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