David Attenborough UN Speech – level 3

02-03-2021 07:00

Sir David Attenborough addressed the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, stressing the dangers of climate change on global security.

Attenborough is an English broadcaster and natural historian, and in 2020, he was named among the 100 greatest Britons. In 2019, he narrated ‘Our Planet’, an eight-part documentary series, for Netflix. Attenborough told the UN council that it was too late to avoid climate change and that the poorest and most vulnerable people are certain to suffer.

According to Attenborough, the most significant lesson brought by the last 12 months has been that we´re no longer separate nations looking after our own needs and security. We are a single truly global species whose greatest threats are shared and whose security must come from acting together in the interests of us all.

Difficult words: address (to deliver a formal speech to an audience), avoid (to not do something), species (a group of similar living things).

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