Collected using the #TakeYourSeat hashtag, millions of people from around the world were invited to share their stories about climate change and the impact it has had on them, their families, their health, and their communities.
The Polish leader said participants at the conference backed his country's proposal of a "just transition" away from coal mining, which called for helping people like coal miners who were slated to lose their jobs as the world changed its energy mix.
In a rare intervention, presidents of previous United Nations climate summits issued a joint statement as the talks got under way, calling on states to take "decisive action... to tackle these urgent threats".
Ironically, the climate summit is projected to have a large carbon footprint of its own which will directly contribute to the "man-made" climate change they claim is about to bring an end to "our civilizations".
"If we don't take action", he continued, "the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon".
The comments came at the beginning of a two-week climate conference in Katowice, Poland, where emissaries from almost 200 nations are meeting to determine how the world can dramatically scale back greenhouse gas emissions to abide by the landmark Paris climate agreement and, by doing so, stave off the worst effects of climate change.
Attenborough also promoted the "ActNow.bot", a Facebook campaign the U.N.is launching that will recommend actions people can take to protect the planet.
Current pledges, even if implemented, would likely see warming closer to three degrees, resulting in worsening climate extremes including the demise of the great bulk of the world's coral reefs. 2018 is the year the countries committed to putting a plan in place for carrying out the agreement, so time is running out. "Otherwise they will say, 'We don't want such policy"'.
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told negotiators that this period of time is "a matter of life and death" for countries around the world. "The continuation of civilisations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands".
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The Paris accord set a goal of limiting the rise in global temperatures to less than two degrees Celsius by 2030.
Delegates at the talks said the biggest issues were likely to include finance and the level of scrutiny associated with monitoring individual nations' emissions.
He said that the World Meteorological Organisation has measured the 20 warmest years on record in the past 22 years, with four of these in the past four years.
The 197 countries collectively agreed to keep global temperature rises to no more than two degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels, and if possible, to limit the rise to 1.5 degrees centigrade. In July, Greece declared a state of emergency as massive fires wiped out entire towns.
Frank Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji and president of last year's COP, said developed nations must act now to save the planet.
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Two of the bowlers to play in Adelaide are among the three worst specialist bowlers to have sent down 2000 balls in Australia . Archie, who bowls leg spin, will also meet up with the team on Tuesday ahead of the Adelaide Test match.
Eurojust, which is based in The Hague, will give more details about the raids at a press conference at 12am. Despite intense police attention and frequent arrests, the organisation has continued to extend its reach.
And because the same changes occur in all cancerous cells, the test should work on all cancer types, the team believes. Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient's bloodstream.
Bush will lie in state in the Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday evening through to Wednesday. Union Pacific Railroad will be part of this week's funeral procession for President George H.W.
For the AirPods 2, featuring a new, wireless charging case, Kuo originally told us to expect them in the second half of this year. Kuo said that there will be improvements to the actual AirPods Bluetooth, along with the case upgrades, in the 2019 update.
There are three Trainer Battle Leagues, and in order to battle another player, you'll need to be in the same league. You'll be able to battle other trainers by entering their Trainer Code, but most will require you to be near them.
According to what we could gather from the trailer, Maari had been lying low living a different life for eight years. Sai Pallavi, a fun-loving auto rickshaw driver, falls in love with the Maari and ties the knot.
No matter how you feel about Tom Cruise , there's no denying that his new web video is a noble and fearless piece of work. The PSA video was welcomed with thanks and appreciation from home movie-watchers and filmmakers everywhere.
McMahon said there is a long term financial commitment to the XFL, and that the game play will be innovative and exciting. The inaugural XFL season will take place on the weekend of February 8-9, 2020 - the week following Super Bowl LIII.
The star struggled with drug addiction, but celebrated her five years of sobriety this August on Instagram . Strauss's passing comes just two months after she revealed she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer.
BT will strip Huawei kit from its core 4G network
Huawei also made a public statement saying it has already won 22 commercial contracts to supply 5G equipment to telecom operators. The maximum capacity 4G sites in the UK's busiest hotspots lay the foundation for 5G network switch on in 2019, EE said.
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A Facebook employee at the company's Menlo Park headquarters warned Glassdoor visitors not to believe all the negative press. Google has also made headlines this year, after employees began to speak out against company policies.
Chevrolet Silverado HD Breaks Cover, First Details Released
Now that we've got that out of the way, Chevy says that the new Silverado HD will be the most capable and most advanced ever. The truck's exterior is said to be inspired by heavy machinery and aims to be visually distinct from the Silverado 1500.
Skype adds live captions in video calls
The new feature will take its cue from the current PowerPoint Presentation Translator add-in , which will still be around. The transcription of the presentation will be provided in real-time on PowerPoint slides as subtitles or captions.