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Sir David Attenborough to narrate new Netflix documentary Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet

This will mark the third Netflix film Sir David has worked on (Picture: Courtesy of Netflix)

Sir David Attenborough is to narrate an upcoming Netflix documentary titled Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet.

The film, which is due to be released on the streaming platform later this year, will follow the journey of Professor Johan Rockström, a world-renowned scientist with expertise on global sustainability issues.

Narrated by Sir David, the 75-minute documentary will delve into how human beings have had a detrimental impact on the Earth, exploring the measures that ‘must be put in place now if we are to protect Earth’s life support systems’.

The film will mark Sir David’s third collaboration with Netflix, having previously worked with the firm on Our Planet and David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet.

Speaking about the science show in the documentary, natural historian Sir David, 94, said the research is ‘one of the clearest explanations I’ve seen of the threats we face’.

‘With major global decisions on biodiversity and climate change taking place this year there has never been a more important time to communicate the science of what is happening to our planet,’ the broadcaster said.

The film will follow Professor Johan Rockström’s research (Courtesy of Netflix)

‘The research featured in Breaking Boundaries is one of the clearest explanations I’ve seen of the threats we face and how we might tackle them.

‘I hope that after watching this film many more people will see the urgency of our current situation and be inspired by the possibility of creating a stable healthy future for ourselves and the rest of the natural world.’

In a blog post written by Johan, the scientist stressed that ‘the key message from the film is that we still have time’.

‘We are an endlessly innovative species. Cooperation is our superpower. And we are beginning to see signs that major change is coming,’ he stated.

‘The science is clear on what humanity needs to do. There are three priorities: cut greenhouse gases to zero, protect the wetlands, soils, forests and oceans that absorb our impacts, and change our diets and the way we farm food. This is the mission. And everyone benefits.

‘We will live in a cleaner, healthier and more peaceful world. Imagine that same car, safely at home and the children asleep in their beds at night.’

Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet is produced by Silverback Films and directed and produced by Jon Clay.

In addition to starring in the film, Johan advises Netflix on its sustainability strategy on a voluntary basis and is a member of the company’s independent advisory group of experts.

Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet is due to launch on Netflix in the summer.


Credit: Original article published here.

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