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David Attenborough admits he hasn't got long left to live; Dir David Attenborough, 92, wants to apologise on behalf of his generation for.

Byline: Emmeline Saunders

At 92, Sir David Attenborough knows he only has a few years left and wants to make it count.

With climate change a huge problem in today's world and with the recent protests fromyoung activists in London, Sir David talks about what it will be like after he has gone.

"My generation is no great example for understanding," he tells The Guardian. "If we are not making progress with young people. we are done."

Speaking on what he thinks the planet will be like after he has gone, he says: "I can't bear it!

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"I'm just coming up to 93, and so I don't have many more years around here. I find it difficult to think beyond that as the signs aren't good.

"Young people may lack experience but they also have clear sight. They can see perhaps more clearly than the rest of us who have been around for some time."

Attenborough, who recently presented a BBC documentary called Climate Change - The Facts, which was viewed by more than three million people, said if we don't take drastic action within the next decade, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world.

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"We have no option, if we want to survive. We have a moral obligation on our shoulders and it would be to our deep eternal shame if we fail to acknowledge that," he added.

Sir David Attenborough recently released a docu-series on Netlfix, called Our Planet, which painted a bleak picture of increasingly irreversible climate change.

"Right now we are facing our greatest threat in thousands of years.Climate change. At the current rate of warming we risk a devastating future," he said at its launch.

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"Science is now clear that urgent action is needed.

"What happens now and in these next few years will profoundly affect the next few thousand years.

"Every one of us has the power to make changes now. We are running out of time but there is still hope.

"If we better understand the threat we face, the more likely it is we can avoid such a catastrophic future."

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Sir David Attenborough says he doesn't have long left

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Attenborough, pictured in 1979, sees the damage his generation has done to the planet

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The naturist has made it his life's work to educate the public on climate change

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David says we have a moral duty to save the planet

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Date:Apr 27, 2019
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