King of conservation meets Prince William

Here’s proof that Davos is not just bankers and hedge fund billionaires.
Britain’s Prince William stepped into the limelight Tuesday to interview broadcasting legend and conservation advocate David Attenborough.
The duo spoke about the effects humans have had on the natural world since Attenborough started his career as a nature TV show presenter six decades ago.
“We are now so numerous, so all-pervasive, the mechanisms that we have for destruction are so wholesale and so frightening, that we can actually just exterminate whole ecosystems without even noticing it,” Attenborough said.
“We have now to be really aware of the dangers of what we’re doing,” he added.
Attenborough was awarded the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award on Monday, and is among the most high-profile participants at this year’s conference. He is best known as the narrator of the Planet Earth television series.
The 92-year old has a packed program in Davos. He gave a speech on Monday evening, and is due to appear on stage again later Tuesday.
Prince William appeared to enjoy the occasion.
“It’s a personal treat for me to be sitting here and ask you questions. Normally it’s me having to endure the questions,” he said.
– From CNN Business’ Ivana Kottasová, January 22, 2019

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