Reflections on ‘Extinction: The Facts’ by Sir David Attenborough

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” Sir David Attenborough. It might seem far easier than not to simply turn away, to not even engage in the first place, and for this Sir David Attenborough and the team behind the documentary can be commended for achieving such wide reach and impact.

David Attenborough’s PBS climate special features Greta, not Gore

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Sir David Attenborough, Credit: BBC/Polly Alderton. The one-hour special, hosted by natural historian Sir David Attenborough, premieres Wednesday, April 22, 2020 on PBS in the United States.

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A plague of David Attenborough

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Last week, British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough devoted over a third of a widely reported interview to his claim that human beings are “a plague on the earth.”. “It’s Attenborough cited Ethiopia as his only example of the natural world fighting back against the human plague. “We In Attenborough’s view, Ethiopians are starving simply because there are too many of them. Films about wild animals have made David Attenborough famous.

Dear David Attenborough: The bears are at the door

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David Attenborough asks corporations to protect wilderness from overpopulation

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Regular readers of Climate & Capitalism know that David Attenborough, in addition to making nature films, is a patron of Optimum Population Trust, a British outfit that, using the name Population Matters , promotes birth control for poor people and immigration restrictions to keep those same people out of Britain. We haven’t previously mentioned that Sir David is also a patron of World Land Trust.

Dear David Attenborough: The bears are at the door

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Extinction The Facts explores the global extinction crisis and its consequences

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When Sir David Attenborough talks, we listen. Lifelong broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough talks viewers through the consequences of the global extinction crisis along with some of the world’s leading scientists and wildlife experts. In a press release for the special, Attenborough said that while hope is not lost, the time to act is now. Eco Green africa amazon covid-19 crisis david-attenborough documentary earth overfishing university

Iconic island pays for our cans of tuna and flip flops

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It would make David Attenborough cry. . ” Aldabra is an iconic site, described by David Attenborough as one of the world’s last remaining natural treasures. Your tuna is contributing to more than 80% of the plastic waste clogging up the Seychelles Islands.

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Film review: The People vs Climate Change

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The volunteers taking part in the project are given presentations and speeches by scientists and experts, including the naturalist and TV presenter – the much-loved David Attenborough. Photo credit: BBC. By Anders Lorenzen.

Analysis: G7: old pledges rehashed

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The G7 participants pose for the G7 family photo. Photo credit: By ??????????, CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen.

Remembering Alfred Russel Wallace

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Celebrations of his work are planned in dozens of cities including Boston , London and New York where David Quammen will sum up Wallace’s magnificent quest and Sir David Attenborough will speak on Wallace and the birds of paradise. Alfred Russel Wallace c. Photo by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, now in the public domain. By Craig Leisher, senior social scientist. Today marks the 100 th anniversary of Alfred Russel Wallace’s passing.

Dasgupta Review puts biodiversity in stark economic terms

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That applies to economics too,” natural historian Sir David Attenborough said in a statement. While humans often feel like the luxuries money can buy enhance their lives, human prosperity has not been good for the planet. Now, a landmark review by Sir Partha Dasgupta of the University of Cambridge is showing just how devastating prosperity can be. Dasgupta is challenging the idea that the internationally used Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a worthy measure of economic prosperity.

Marmoset Mimicry, Teaching Fish to Walk, and Beetles Invasion

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Median strips and vacant lots : David Attenborough calls for using every available novel ecosystem to protect biodiversity and wildlife. A common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). Photo by Flickr user Marcio Ramalho through a Creative Commons license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

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US media censor out BBC TV “Frozen Planet” series climate change episode

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It has been reported by the UK New Statesman that the US will not air the “On Thin Ice” seventh episode of David Attenborough’s “Frozen Planet” BBC TV series about wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctica. The censored out final “On Thin Ice” seventh episode deals with the impact of man-made climate change, a matter controversial to a substantial body of anti-science, climate change denialist Americans.

Reasons for cautious hope in a sea of gloom

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If planned wisely, population decline could, in the words of British conservationist David Attenborough, provide an opportunity to “rewild” nature by relieving major stress points upon critical ecosystems and species that could enable a gradual regeneration of biodiversity.

Purple Martins: The Bird That Relies on Human-Built Nests

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David Attenborough profiled such behavior in the The Life of Birds documentary series. Purple martins are a bird of the people. Throughout most of their range, martins are completely dependent on human-created nesting structures. Even beyond the nesting season, purple martins commonly establish roost sites in and around human-created structures. It’s not clear when martins made the switch from natural nesting cavities to human-constructed purple martin houses.

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HRH The Prince of Wales receives international recognition for his unrelenting commitment to promote sustainability

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Past winners of this award have included Sir David Attenborough CBE and Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Wangari Mathaai. LONDON, November 2012: HRH The Prince of Wales was recognized as this year’s acclaimed Lifetime Achievement Winner at the 7th International Green Awards gala ceremony held at the iconic Battersea Power Station, London.

Biodiversity – Definition, Importance and Major Threats

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The renowned naturalist David Attenborough predicts that we could save the coral reefs and mangrove and the life they sustain as important nurseries if we only protected one-third of our coastlines. Nature’s balance is dependent upon diversity of life – biodiversity.

Are Japanese whalers the only “criminals”?

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Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says there is “hard scientific evidence that there is no humane way to kill a whale at sea” A whale’s life is difficult enough without having to evade hunters. Whale conservationists are trying to disrupt “criminal” Japanese whaling operations in the Southern Ocean.

Well Dressed: Livia Firth’s Eco Age and the Observer Honor Stylish, Sustainable Fashion

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Past winners have included Al Gore and naturalist David Attenborough, who was presented with his award by Livia Firth’s husband, actor Colin. Sustainable style guru and Eco-Chick Heroine for the Planet Livia Firth will have a hand in choosing the Observer Ethical Awards ‘ first sustainable fashion champion for 2013!

Life - BBC documentary

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The original script, used in the British and Canadian versions of the series, was written and narrated by David Attenborough. [link] Life is a nature documentary series made for BBC television, first broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD from October to December 2009. The series takes a global view of the specialized strategies and extreme behavior that living things have evolved in order to survive; what Charles Darwin termed “the struggle for existence”.

BRITISH ADVENTURERS JOIN BIGGEST EVER FIELD IN CHILE ECO-RACE

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Competitors in the Patagonian Expedition Race will compete non-stop over 360 miles through a region highlighted by Frozen Planet’s Sir David Attenborough as ‘one of the world’s great wildernesses’ – but the kayak, bike and foot race is so challenging fewer than half the teams are likely to make the finish.

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Top 10 Green Blog articles from 2011

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In our fourth most-read article, + Gideon Polya reported that the US will not air the “On Thin Ice” episode of David Attenborough’s “Frozen Planet” BBC TV series about wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctica. In this post David Carson discussed how George Monbiot, Britain’s leading environmental journalists, changed his stance on nuclear energy. Here's the top 10 articles on Green Blog from 2011.

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Environmental documentary: Planet Earth (online watching)

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Planet Earth - BBC TV series Wikipedia: Planet Earth is an Emmy Award and Peabody Award -winning BBC nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough and produced by Alastair Fothergill. It was first broadcast in the UK from 5 March 2006. The American version is narrated by Sigourney Weaver. The series was co-produced with Discovery Channel and the NHK in association with the CBC , and was described by its makers as "the definitive look at the diversity of our planet".

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Discovery’s “Life” A Glorious Follow-Up to “Planet Earth”, but Party Smacks of Hypocricy

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Narrated beautifully by Oprah Winfrey (David Attenborough narrates the BBC/UK version), I was lost in wonder for the length of the screening, which began with a cheetah hunting an ostrich, and ended with a dolphin’s narrow escape from an Orca. Discovery and the BBC’s new series, “Life&# is knock-your-socks off fantastic.

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Margaret Atwood's Wise Words About Debt & Altruism… “A Portrait of.

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However, I will name one: Sir David Attenborough. The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Margaret Atwood’s Wise Words About Debt & Altruism… “A Portrait of the Artist as a Real Hero” My wise friend, Margaret, recently passed me the current copy of Zoomers , a new magazine devoted to those of us fortunate enough to have attained the age of 45+, and she pointed out another Margaret’s article in it—Margaret Atwood, that is.

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The return of the population bombers

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And the famous British naturalist Sir David Attenborough’s tells us that “All environmental problems become harder, and ultimately impossible, to solve with ever more people.”. Attenborough is a patron of Optimum Population Trust, also known as Population Matters, an influential British group that uses environmental arguments to lobby for stopping immigration.

Climate Change: Britain Under Threat

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Just watched the BBC's excellent programme on climate change, fronted by the much-trusted Sir David Attenborough with able support from Kate Humble and Matt Allwright. I hope he was watching Sir David tonight. The programme featured the results of the Beeb's distributed computing experiment to predict climate change effects which used 56 000 viewers' PCs to model the future until 2080.