Help Save Our Planet
Sir David Attenborough defects from BBC to Netflix to convince Donald Trump of climate change and warm millions of ecological disaster.
The most famous naturalist and presenter on earth, Sir David Attenborough at 92 years-of-age, will attempt to save the world by switching from the BBC to Netiflix in order to reach over 200million people. This eight-part serious called “Our Planet” will launch on April 5 to prove to viewers how critical it is that we act now to save the planet from irreversible damage due to climate change.
Under China, the United States is the second largest global GHG (greenhouse gas) emitters, where if not urgently reduced will increase the global temperature preventing the worst impacts of climate change. Sir David Attenborough has taken up the challenge to try and convince climate denalist, Donald Trump that climate change is a real threat.
The legendary veteran and environmental advocate said he would not shy away from confronting the US president over his refusal to admit the impact of climate change, which stems from receiving large donations from big business to maintain this stance.
Sir David said “it would be cowardly not to try and convince Mr Trump that the future of the planet was precarious,” but conceded that those blind to the facts may not want to see the truth, as it would mean they would need to action. This action could impact on donations if forced to comply with implementing strategies for renewable energy, less development, less deforestation and less emissions.
The presenter has also stated “the impact of climate change could be halted and reversed rapidly if there was the political will to enforce environmental measures.”
Sir David said: “The BBC, powerful and pervasive though it is, can’t reach 200million people overnight, simultaneously. This particular ambition — of reaching the vast majority of TV sets in the world — is very important and the message is urgent.
The natural world is in crisis. Let’s not mince words. It really is in crisis. We are in trouble. There is no point saying, ‘We will do that or pass that’ or, ‘We will have another meeting’. We want people to know what is happening NOW.”
Sir David has spoken to the press regarding Donald Trump and his upcoming series Our Planet, which marks a departure from the BBC to Netflix after a 67-year partnership.
“I would certainly take the challenge and I would think carefully about what I actually said. There’s so many bits of evidence I would use.
“I would be using the increase in the human population for starters, as to where we’re all going to get fed. Where are we going to do it? How do you make the arithmetic work?
“But I mean what you say to him in the face of what is visibly happening – the climate of the United States of America – it’s perfectly clear.
“There are none so blind as those who will not see.”
The Netflix series took four years to make, with 600 crew travelling to 50 countries to record our impact on wildlife, from tiny insects and dazzling tree frogs to mighty whales and solitary tigers.
It shows how polar bears and walruses depend on ice which is disappearing due to global warming.
A note of hope is sounded too. One sequence in Antarctica shows the amazing feeding methods of whales driven to the brink of extinction by hunting but saved by changes to international law.
“Share the wonder of the extraordinary place we call home. Utilizing the latest technology Our Planet was filmed entirely in Ultra High Definition in over 50 countries. From exotic jungles to the deepest seas, open your eyes to the connections we all share. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet launches worldwide April 5th.”