A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

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The first section was about his life and that was all very interesting and I was glad it started like that before talking about the future of the earth. Attenborough emphasizes that there’s no room for continued growth - population, GDP, consumption — on a closed-system planet worth limited resources. A companion book to the film David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, it was positively received by critics. In November 2017 the people of Zimbabwe took to the streets in an unprecedented alliance with the military.

of Life (1990), The Private Life of Plants (1995), Life of Birds (1998), The Blue Planet (2001), Life of Mammals (2002), Planet Earth (2006) and Life in Cold Blood (2008). Given that a safe level for humans would be 350 parts per million (ppm), we're now easily in the danger zone. It gives a good overview of the things that can be done to make the world a better place again, is highly readable, informative, inspiring, and comes from the heart. It’s not all doom and gloom as he also lays out very achievable ways we can start to reverse course if we act now. This book needs to take a stronger stance on what is the biggest cause for environmental destruction.The male is an enormously powerful creature but he only uses his strength when he is protecting his family and it is very rare that there is violence within the group. It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest.

A Life on Our Planet contains my witness statement, and my vision for the future - the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake, and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. I liked that Sir Attenborough gave a 360° view on what life was like in the 1930s, all the things he got to see and places he got to visit over the years thanks to his job, and that he also talked about other notable people who have blown the whistle decades ago and put in significant efforts to save the wild.With just three statistical numbers - world population, carbon in atmosphere, and remaining wilderness - he was able to portray such a shockingly drastic deterioration of life on our planet that occurred just within the span of a human life. This is part memoir, part dire warning about the decline of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity and what we must do to help put it right. In diesem Buch schildert er neben den Umweltsünden, deren Zeuge er während seiner langen Karriere wurde, wie er zum Dokumentarfilmer wurde, und erzählt von Wegbegleitern wie Bernhard Grzimek. Yes, there are different "interpretations", but the fact of the matter is that we're taking up more and more space, are overfishing the seas and leaving behind sheer unimaginable quantities of plastic waste for example. Finally, the author tells what should change and the various ways the changes would benefit us and the planet.

Certainly made me much more aware of my carbon footprint and to think of ways to minimize these in my personal life. What Lies Ahead, the second part, is about the global warming and species extinction which will continue and accelerate if human behaviour continues unchanged into the future. Though citizens of the UK claim David Attenborough as a national treasure, the planet needs to embrace him as an international treasure. The benign environment of the Holocene and the marvellous biodiversity is more important to us than ever.The causes are anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity loss pushing the planet towards a sixth mass extinction event over a period of centuries rather than the hundreds of millennia that built up to previous mass extinctions. Delightful autobiographical section to open this interesting book – 4 StarsA well-presented book that’s very easy to read, and I particularly enjoyed the opening section in which Sir David Attenborough gives us a potted autobiography covering several of his most notable broadcasts. It was written by Attenborough and Hughes, who was assisted by the World Wide Fund for Nature's science team.

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