“Collapse Of Civilisation Is On The Horizon” – Attenborough Warns World Leaders

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– “Time is running out” – Sir David Attenborough
Continuation of civilisation is in your hands,” Attenborough warns world leaders
– Mass extinction is “on the horizon”
– Failure to ‘join the dots’ between environmental risks and significant economic challenges

(Editors note: The world faces some very serious ecological challenges due to the pollution, destruction and over consumption of our natural resources. What we find quite bizarre is the complete cognitive dissonance between the increasingly alarming warnings of absolute environmental Armageddon and the complete complacency of investors and market participants.

There is a complete failure to ‘join the dots’ between environmental challenges of today and how they may impact our economies and global markets.

The notion that our global economy and financial markets including frothy risk assets such as stock and bond markets would not be impacted by “civilisation collapse” is irrational and complacent in the extreme. Our economies and markets are dependent on our planet. If civilisation collapses then so will companies, governments and economies and the markets which are all a subset of our civilisation and our planet.

Whether the severe environmental challenges of today will result in the complete collapse of civilisation is yet to be determined. We hope and believe that humanity will step back from the brink. 

However, it would be prudent for people to take stock of the risks, take a long term view and diversify into physical gold and silver. Both have protected people from societal and economic collapse throughout history.

Precious metals in coin and bar form (taken insured delivery of or in allocated and segregated storage) remain vital forms of financial insurance and hedges against various worst case scenarios such as financial and currency crashes, global pandemics, world wars, natural disasters such as earthquakes, super volcanoes and ecological disasters.

“Collapse Of Civilisation Is On The Horizon” – Attenborough Warns

The world faces a “disaster of global scale” that poses the greatest threat to civilization and the natural world for thousands of years, Sir David Attenborough warned yesterday.

The broadcaster and environmentalist, 92, spoke ominously about his view on the catastrophic effects of climate change at a United Nations summit in Poland.

Attenborough, who is famous for his amazing nature programmes, urged world leaders at the UN conference to “take action” to prevent the “collapse of civilisation.”

“Right now we are facing a manmade disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” he warned in a speech at the two-week climate conference in Poland.

“If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”

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I was impressed by this article.
In further support of Attenborough, who many will dismiss as a naturalist, and therefore unequipped to comment sensibly on climate change, I recommend this treatise written by Jeremy Grantham, a chief investment strategist: "The original Race of Our Lives”.
It is part of the GMO Quarterly Letter from April 26, 2013 and can be read at www.gmo.com.
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The Climate, it's complicated.
Look up the 100,000 year problem. Basically, the Earth has been in an Ice Age about 70 - 80 % of the last one million years.
It is currently warm, enjoy it while it lasts. It may be quite cold in the future. Climate change may not be comfortable for all, it may not be pleasant, but it is not the end of the world either.
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People are more complicated than the climate. Humans adapt to the climate. Except doom and gloomers who like to scare everyone to death about sea levels or things getting so hot that we will run out of water supply.
Then in great folly, the experts build desalination plants like the one in Sydney that is a 10 Billion $ white elephant and costs heaps to maintain. Meanwhile there is no shortage of water for Sydney. It is on the coast...it gets hot, water evaporates from the ocean, goes up, forms clouds that dump water everywhere. Funny about that.
I am going to have a cold shower.
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It is difficult to argue with a person like D Attenborough.
Who doesn't like his shows? In saying that I am wondering if he, and probably 99% of the world's population have read any of the over 1000 Peer reviewed and published papers this year, showing that global warming is not happening. Sunspot activity is low and if anything we are heading into a cold period.You will not read that in a daily newspaper where most of the population get their daily fill of so called, information.
Each to their own,I guess that the down arrow came from a person who has not read any of the peer reviewed papers. Years ago Bondi Beach was predicted to disappear due to rising sea levels...not happened yet, not by a long shot!
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I was impressed by this article. In further support of Attenborough, who many will dismiss as a naturalist, and therefore unequipped to comment sensibly on climate change, I recommend this treatise written by Jeremy Grantham, a chief investment strategi  Read more
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