Sir David Attenborough gives talk at #EarthOptimism event at Cambridge

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Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough was in Cambridge yesterday, April 22, to give a talk at the #EarthOptimism event, sharing his knowledge about climate change as part of an international effort to mark Earth Day.

The event, which took place at Cambridge University’s David Attenborough Building, was organised by The Cambridge Conservation Initiative, and drew around 1,300 attendees. Other well-known speakers included Dame Jane Goodall and Professor Stephen Pinker, who also shared their success stories with environmental conservation. Cambridge’s #EarthOptimism Day was one of 25 events occurring globally to encourage thinking about climate change, with its American counterpart taking place in Washington, and another on the International Space Station.

In an effort to celebrate positive thinking, Sir David said, “I’m optimistic about children. I see a lot of children, children write to me, and it is my impression that over the last 60 years, they have become aware, and it is their belief that the natural world is their inheritance.”

Source: Cambridge News

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