David Attenborough is undoubtedly one of the most significant figures in British culture, and yesterday marked his ninety-seventh birthday.
In honour of the environmentalist’s birthday, people are remembering his ‘urgent final plea’ that he issued at the end of Frozen Planet II.
Now, Attenborough is a legendary British broadcaster and naturalist, known for his mesmerising documentaries on wildlife and the natural world. Over the past 6 decades, Attenborough has become a household name, inspiring generations with his passion for nature and his ability to bring its wonders to life on the screen.
Attenborough’s impact on the world of broadcasting and conservation is immeasurable. He has created numerous award-winning documentaries, including the groundbreaking Life on Earth series, and has traveled to every corner of the globe to capture rare and exotic species on film. Through his work, he has not only educated millions of people about the wonders of nature but has also raised awareness about the importance of conservation and protecting our planet.
However, his impact extends beyond his documentaries. He has been a prominent voice in the environmental movement, advocating for action on climate change and biodiversity loss. He has also inspired a new generation of naturalists, with many citing him as their inspiration for pursuing careers in conservation and wildlife filmmaking.
In recognition of his contributions to broadcasting and conservation, Attenborough has received numerous awards, including multiple Emmys and BAFTAs. His legacy will continue to inspire and educate future generations about the importance of protecting the natural world.
However, as the star has gotten older, his messages have been more and more meaningful to viewers. In honour of his ninety-seventh birthday, fans have been looking back at one of his most heartbreaking…
At the end of Frozen Planet II, Attenborough issued what many deemed his ‘urgent final plea’, and it got viewers feeling incredibly emotional.
In his plea, he discussed the commitment by 120 nations to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees that had been set at COP26. He said that ‘to stand any chance of saving what remains of our frozen planet’, we had to stick to that target.
“We can do it, it’s within our power to do it. We can do it. We must do it. Then there will be a future for the planet,” he said.
Viewers responded to the plea at the time, calling it ‘heartbreaking’, with one even saying ‘never have there been more powerful words’ from Attenborough.
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