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David Attenborough has betrayed the living world he loves | George Monbiot

07.11.2018
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By downplaying our environmental crisis, the presenter's BBC films have generated complacency, confusion and ignoranceKnowingly creating a false impression of the world: this is a serious matter. It is more serious still when the BBC does it, and yet worse when the presenter is "the most trusted man in Britain". But, as his latest interview with the Observer reveals, David Attenborough sticks to his line that fully representing environmental issues is a "turn-off".His new series, Dynasties, will mention the pressures affecting wildlife, but Attenborough makes it clear that it will play them down. To do otherwise, he suggests, would be "proselytising" and "alarmist". His series will be "a great relief from the political landscape which otherwise dominates our thoughts". In light of the astonishing rate of collapse of the animal populations he features, alongside most of the rest of the world's living systems - and when broadcasting as a whole has disgracefully failed to represent such truths - I don't think such escapism is appropriate or justifiable. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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