Bear Grylls was a local weather sceptic, he has admitted, as he believed the world was too huge for people to influence it.
“After I began out in my profession of filming and expeditions and travelling to all these bizarre locations on the planet, I used to be possibly a bit of little bit of a local weather sceptic.
“I figured, the world is fairly resilient. How a lot influence can humankind have on a world that’s so huge and highly effective? Fifteen years later, I’ve modified. I now not ask these questions. I do not ask them as a result of I do know the solutions. I’ve seen it, again and again.
“What I do know now could be very totally different, what I do know now could be that the world is hurting.
“I’ve seen it in each nook of our nice planet – excessive ‘one-off’ climate freak circumstances, completely unseasonal flooding, unprecedented wildfires, polluted damaged oceans which might be usually, I’ve seen, beginning to flip to swamps.
“Hundreds of distant Pacific islands covered, so you can’t even see the ground, in plastic and rubbish. Habitats and wilderness ravenous.”