• Robert Redford: December ‘May Be Our Last Chance’ To Fix Climate, Moderate Weather ‘Going Extinct’

    Actor and liberal activist Robert Redford warned the United Nations on Monday that negotiations on a global deal to tackle climate change could be the world’s “last chance” to save the planet.

    “This December, the world must unite behind a common goal, because look, this is it,” Reford said. “This is our only planet, our only life source. This may be our last chance.”

    “Your mission is as simple as it is daunting: save the world before it’s too late” he told the United Nations.

    “Everywhere we look, moderate weather seems to be going extinct,” Redford added, “The time for half measures and climate denial is over. Unless we move quickly away from fossil fuels, we’re going to destroy the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the health of our children, grandchildren and future generations.”

    World governments will try to forge a new global accord to address climate change at a UN climate conference in Paris in December, with both developed and developing countries committing to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

    Redford urged world governments to “assume a leading role” to combat climate change at the Paris conference, adding that the “citizens of the world will be watching.”

    The 78-year-old said he was an “actor by trade” but an “activist by nature” and that his convictions on the need for action to save the environment had grown over the past 40 years.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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