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Sir David Attenborough’s urgent call to save the planet leaves viewers feeling ‘guilty’ and ‘heartbroken’

Sir David Attenborough issued an urgent plea to save the planet in last night’s final episode of A Perfect Planet on BBC One, leaving viewers ‘heartbroken’ by the destruction we’ve collectively caused.

The 94-year-old national treasure, who has revealed he may never fly again, implored the public to help protect the natural world by reducing their carbon footprints and called upon younger audiences to be a force for change.

‘Right now we have the capacity and knowledge to stop the damage we’re doing,’ Sir David announced. ‘But what we don’t have is time.’

He continued: ‘My inspiration and hope for the future lies with the next generation.

‘But we all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprints, harness the forces of nature for our energy and protect the natural world.

‘The survival of humanity and our fellow creatures on earth depends upon it.’

Biologist and conservationist Dr Niall McCann added: ‘Do you want to be the last generation that signed the death certificate of humanity?

‘Do you want to be the generation that sees the last elephant killed?

‘Do you want to be the generation that sees the last fish fished out of the sea? Or do you want to be the generation and individuals that turn this around?’







Sir David’s sobering message hit home and audiences flocked to Twitter to comment.

‘That was grim and stark viewing, needn’t be that way, just to cop on and be aware…thanks David Attenborough for highlighting this,’ wrote one.

Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘David Attenborough is killing me tonight. I thoroughly hate us humans.’

‘We really do not deserve animals man,’ added a third. ‘BBC David Attenborough’s A Perfect Planet making me feel sad and guilty rn.’

A Perfect Planet is a five-part series that  explains how our living planet operates and shows how the forces of nature drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of wildlife.

The first four episodes see the power of volcanoes, sunlight, weather and oceans, while the final episode looks at the dramatic impact of the world’s newest force of nature – humans.

A Perfect Planet is available to stream on catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

Credit: Original article published here.

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