Holocene, Switzerland, President Trump discussed on Here & Now
Well, many of the world's business and political leaders are gathered this week in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. President Trump did not go which means he missed important message from British naturalist David Attenborough famous for presenting the planet earth series and borough is ninety two and has accepted an award for his work on TV he told the audience that humans better hurry to deal with climate change. I'm quite tree from another age. I was born during the Holocene the name given by scientists to the truth thousand year period of climatic stability this allow humans to settle foam and create civilizations. Them's conditions. Fostered are unique minds giving rise to international trade and ideas as well as goods and making us the globally connected species that we are today and Berra has seen more of the world and its life forms than most of us ever will from the penguins in Antarctica to the zebras of Africa. But this week he was in the mountains of Switzerland. Speaking to another species, very wealthy human beings, Goebel, businesses, international cooperation and the striving ideals. These are all possible because for millennia on a global scale nature has been largely predictable stable. No in the space of one human lifetime. Indeed. In the space of my lifetime. All that has changed. The Holocene ended the garden of Eden is no more. We have changed the world so much that scientists say that we are now in a new geological age the anthropology the age of humans. When you think about it? That is perhaps no more unsettling than fort the only conditions button humans have ever known. So far are.