Down and Out in Davos

Despite the now-boundless reach of his famous TV programs, more people than ever are out of touch with the natural world, the iconic naturalist David Attenborough warned at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, BBC reported.

People’s interest in the planet must extend beyond the beauty and wonder in his programs, and focus on addressing the human role in climate change: “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon," he told Prince William in an interview, the Washington Post reported.

But with a record 1,500 private jets landing at Davos this year, has the elite confab missed the point? Foreign Policy’s Michael Hirsch had some harsh words for the Forum, marked by “feel-good nonsense” for the rich, powerful and clueless. His takeaway: “These people need to get out more.”


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