Polar bears precipitated Netflix walrus deaths, new Attenborough TV special shows

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Concerns I raised earlier this year – see here and here – regarding the Sir David Attenborough’s Netflix walrus tragedy porn episode have been vindicated by a new Attenborough BBC TV special called Seven Worlds, One Planet (Asia). It shows film footage of polar bears – taken by drones – driving walrus off the same Siberian cliff that was shown in the Netflix documentary film released in April.

BBC One Planet Asia vs Neflix screencaps

Few of the reporters who covered this story bothered to investigate further despite the evidence provided by myself and others that polar bears and drones were the likely triggers for these deaths: they simply took Attenborough and the film crew at their word.

Netflix director Sophie Lanfear and cameraman Jamie McPherson insisted there were no polar bears in the vicinity at the time they shot their film footage but this was clearly not the case. They knew that bears were involved because they filmed them menacing the walrus!

It is now evident that McPherson filmed the 20 or so polar bears stalking walrus at the top of the Ryrkaypiy cliff and driving them over the edge for the BBC episode only a few days prior to filming a few walrus falling with no bears present on the cliff top for the Netflix film in September 2017. The bears were close enough when the Netflix sequence was filmed to converge immediately on the rookery to feed on carcasses once the walrus herd left the beach.

Fat, healthy polar bears (not desperately hungry ones) were indeed involved in these walrus deaths and so were drones. Lack of sea ice was not a significant factor.

Press release from the Global Warming Policy Foundation: Falling Walruses: Attenborough Tacitly Admits Netflix Deception (4 November 2019).

London, 4 November: Sir David Attenborough finds himself at the centre of another scandal over deceptive filmmaking.

Back in the spring, he was accused of deceiving viewers when he claimed, in his Netflix show Our Planet, that walruses were falling off Siberian clifftops as a result of climate change.

This was shown to be untrue by Canadian biologist and mammal expert Dr Susan Crockford, who described the abundant scientific literature, dating back many decades, showing that walruses have always taken to the land, and even fallen from clifftops. She also pointed out that the footage Attenborough used to make his case seemed to have come from a well-documented incident when walruses had been driven over cliffs by polar bears.

Yesterday, in his new BBC documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet, Attenborough again showed falling walruses, but this time making it quite clear that polar bears were driving them off the cliff. Remarkably, however, the footage he used appears to be from the same incident and shot by the same cameraman as shown in his Netflix documentary, despite the producers’ claims at the time that no bears had been in the vicinity.

Attenborough therefore seems to be tacitly admitting that the claims he made in the Netflix film, and the denials issued by the show’s camera team and producers, were untrue.

GWPF director Dr Benny Peiser welcomed Attenborough’s climb-down.

“We can only be pleased that Sir David has stepped back from the deceptive claims he made in his Netflix show. He and the producers should apologise for the trick they pulled and withdraw the Netflix film that has badly misled and unnecessarily traumatised millions of people and news media around the world”.

Folks in the UK can see the walrus sequence of the Seven Worlds, One Planet Asia episode here while those outside the UK can find the essence of it here (with lots of photos).

“100,000 of them, almost the entire world’s population are here”

[well no, actually: the US Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that up to 283,213 Pacific walrus exist, see USFW Federal Register pg. 46643, 1st paragraph]

Walrus falling off cliffs are natural events: they are not caused by recent declines in summer sea ice.

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Admin
November 4, 2019 6:10 pm

But, but, does this mean polar bears can feed even when there is no sea ice?

Cube
Reply to  Eric Worrall
November 4, 2019 7:47 pm

But but does this mean that Attenborough is a bloddy liar?

J Mac
Reply to  Cube
November 4, 2019 9:19 pm

Eric and Cube,
Like a fine doppel bach bier, the answer is twice yes!

Mike
Reply to  Cube
November 4, 2019 10:42 pm

Not really. He’s a puppet

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Mike
November 5, 2019 12:24 am

Too senile to realise he’s lying?

decnine
Reply to  Mike
November 5, 2019 12:33 am

His script still included words to the effect that because of climate change events like this could become more frequent. But, cut him some slack. He’s over 90. His memory could be failing because of the local warming caused by his non-stop emission of hot air.

ATheoK
Reply to  decnine
November 5, 2019 12:25 pm

As long as Attenborough happily spews nonsense, he deserves getting called for his errors.

No slack for environment icons who abuse their revered position to push faux environment claims.

JPS
Reply to  Mike
November 5, 2019 7:11 am

A lying puppet.

Pat Frank
Reply to  JPS
November 5, 2019 10:32 am

We also now know from the direct evidence that Netflix director Sophie Lanfear and cameraman Jamie McPherson willingly lie.

Jones
Reply to  Eric Worrall
November 4, 2019 11:47 pm

“polar bears and drones were the likely triggers for these deaths”.

The ice meltage (a real word, honest) drove the Polar Bears to look elsewhere for food and they stumbled across the Walruseses. It’s global warming that did it still.

As for the drones, if there wasn’t a catastrophic global ice meltage(s) cos of global warming then there wouldn’t have to be drones to capture the scoop of starving Polar Bears cos of global warming. So was still global warming that did it (I’m quaint in preferring the old language to describe things).

I know it all seems rather circular….

HotScot
Reply to  Jones
November 5, 2019 1:08 pm

Jones

But, But…..There are no Polar Bears left.

(They’re all right and vote for Trump. :))

Lee L
Reply to  Jones
November 5, 2019 3:21 pm

“polar bears and drones were the likely triggers for these deaths”.

Can’t we just take the drone controllers away from the bears?

tty
Reply to  Eric Worrall
November 5, 2019 3:55 am

They do feed when they get an opportunity. Usually carrion, bird’s eggs, cloudberries and (very occasionally) tourists. What they don’t do is to hunt actively on land, most likely because they would get heat stroke if exerting themselves. When you are insulated well enough to be able to swim hundreds of kilometers in freezing water losing excess heat is hard.

ATheoK
Reply to  tty
November 5, 2019 12:29 pm

tty:
Unless a polar bear is desperately hungry; I believe slow and steady is their mode of operation.

PS You can add slow or injured wildlife and birds to their diet.

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  tty
November 17, 2019 5:58 am

ATheoK November 5, 2019 at 12:29 pm
tty:

Unless a polar bear is desperately hungry; I believe slow and steady is their mode of operation.

ATheoK, shifting gears / seems there’s more than one polar bear operating modes:

https://www.google.com/search?q=polarbaers+fast+%26+furious&oq=polarbaers+fast+%26+furious+&aqs=chrome.

John F. Hultquist
November 4, 2019 6:15 pm

I just wrote and posted on Paul Homewood’s site:

Walruses know that if too many haul out on floating ice the cracking sounds hurt their tiny ears, and they get dumped into the cold salty water.
Further, per Hank Johnson, the only land that will not support lots of Walruses is Guam. Thus, they know to stay away from Guam, and congregate on beaches farther north.
They are smart and learn, unlike your “National Treasure” Mr. Attenborough.

~~~ Thanks Susan.

Garland Lowe
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 4, 2019 6:33 pm

Wouldn’t want to see Guam tip over, would we?

Jones
Reply to  Garland Lowe
November 5, 2019 12:55 am

Oh my word no! Has it?

Will it take the planet with it?

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Jones
November 17, 2019 6:03 am

Planet of course tips the other way round.

Sara
Reply to  Garland Lowe
November 5, 2019 8:37 am

The walruses can’t go to Guam because the Marines posted there would get into a brawl with them over who has dibs on the space. And the island might just tip over during that brawl. /sillies!

Alan Webb
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 4, 2019 6:44 pm

Too many walrus’ on Guam would make the island tip over.

Reply to  Alan Webb
November 4, 2019 10:00 pm

That’s why they are not gathering there.

Gerald Marquardt
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 5, 2019 5:55 am

Very Good and Funny!!!

Mark Hansford
Reply to  John F. Hultquist
November 6, 2019 7:00 am

Im sorry but logic and common sense is needed here. Walruses are part of the icepack and therefore dont weigh anything and would have no effect on Guam’s reserve of buoyancy……basic physics surely, everybody knows that

PeterT
November 4, 2019 6:34 pm

I’ve been glued to WUWT for several months. The discourse here is much more agreeable when compared to the insults I received when I naively threw in a couple of posts to Desmogblog.
I probably won’t post often – this site encompasses a lot of people better educated, and far more articulate than I. I deeply appreciate what you are trying to do to get through to the “thinkingly challenged” members of our society, and will support WUWT, as I’m able.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  PeterT
November 4, 2019 6:53 pm

“The discourse here is much more agreeable when compared to the insults I received when I naively threw in a couple of posts to Desmogblog.”

You found the right place here at WUWT, Peter. Desmogblog must have been a rude awakening. Don’t take their insults personally, that’s the way Alarmists deal with the world. They have no valid arguments, so their fallback is to insult people in hopes they go away, or ban them if they don’t. No dissent allowed.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 5, 2019 1:46 am

Qualifications do not a scientist make. All you need is a clear, questioning mind, intellectual consistency, and logic.

Rocketscientist
Reply to  Graemethecat
November 5, 2019 7:10 am

A fair dose of honesty is helpful as well.

ATheoK
Reply to  Rocketscientist
November 5, 2019 12:44 pm

PeterT:
I’ll add to the already excellent suggestions above.

Read! Read everything and then think about what you’ve read.

Ask questions, frequently if need be. As Rocketscientist points out, as long as you are honest you will receive answers.
A possible exception would be where people believe the answer is obvious or that trying to answer requires far too much of a respondent’s time. e.g. Why does sunlight warm the Earth?
Turn to the Reference pages at the top of WUWT and see if you can find some of the answer then restate or better specify your question.

Other blogs/web sites can be found in a list in the right column of WUWT.

I recommend Jo Nova, Judith Curry, Dr. Spencer, Dr. Tim Ball, (Frankly, any of the Doctors), Climate Audit, though Steve has been a mostly quiescent blog recently, Dr. Crockford whose article is printed above, No frakking Consensus which has been renamed “Big Picture News” at the web site. After that, try the other web sites and blogs at your own speed.

KcTaz
Reply to  PeterT
November 4, 2019 7:56 pm

“I probably won’t post often – this site encompasses a lot of people better educated, and far more articulate than I.”
Peter, this is the perfect site for you to post. I have had numerous science courses but it’s more in the medical field. It’s enough to get the drift. Most of the posters here are very proficient in the sciences, yes, (some aren’t but think they are).
I have been in awe of some here who explain complex subjects clearly and simply so the lay person can understand. This is the best all-round site on the internet for people who want to learn more about any number of subjects dealing with the climate as well as the politics of science. Anthony should get the Medal of Freedom from the President for his work which has helped so many understand the complex subject of climate change.

Clarky of Oz
Reply to  PeterT
November 4, 2019 9:05 pm

I agree

Head over to the “Sciencealert” facebook page if you want to read insulting commentary

Hugs
Reply to  PeterT
November 4, 2019 11:33 pm

“Desmogblog” is a funded PR office.

You know it is true, but of course, they will tell this site is a well-funded PR office. Anything they accuse you of is what they do.

PeterT
Reply to  Hugs
November 5, 2019 8:46 am

I know I’m OT, but thanks guys for for the welcome. I don’t think Desmogblog liked it when I told them I continue to work in the oil industry (drilling and well completions) after more than 40 years, and just might know a bit more about hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking”) than they do.
I used to really enjoy Attenborough’s narration years ago. Now, if I hear his voice, I turn off the box.

Mark Hansford
Reply to  PeterT
November 6, 2019 6:55 am

you are not alone with Attenborough. The moment he starts on his eco rubbish about the climate hes off!

Jason Calley
Reply to  PeterT
November 6, 2019 12:47 pm

Hey PeterT! You may already have noticed, but there are quite a few “sceptics” who started out assuming that CAGW was correct, but then had an epiphany when they tried just asking reasonable questions at the alarmist sites. Certainly that was a wake up for me. I initially assumed that global warming was a definite fact, but every time I tried to get a little more clarity about the process I was answered with insults and name calling. “Educate yourself!!” and “It’s basic grade school science!” were two of the more common responses. I finally started to visit E.M. Smith, Watts Up With That, and Jo Nova, and then realized who was presenting reasonable discussion and actual scientific inquiry.

I have a decades long background in hard sciences and technical fields, and I am convinced that CAGW is perhaps the largest scientific fraud (and I say “fraud” and not “error”) ever perpetuated.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Jason Calley
November 7, 2019 11:06 am

“there are quite a few “sceptics” who started out assuming that CAGW was correct, but then had an epiphany when they tried just asking reasonable questions at the alarmist sites. ”

Count me in that group, but mostly, my “turn” was when I compared how each side reacted to the other. I mean, there are those on the “skeptic” side who go to far in my opinion (I mean those who just zing memes around the internet..just top already).

But mostly, I think the other side (and I’m a hypocrite when I use the words “warmunists”, but hey, I’m human) shows their true colours as when, say, they get a polar bear expert fired, while they worship (I use the term without reservations) absolute frauds.

They remind me of steroid abusers in sports: all brash and angry that you called them out when you have some evidence…unfortunately, they tend not to go meekly away when caught with the full evidence, but double down. Oh well.

I’m a statistician by training and experience, but I’ve done government admin work, particularly in Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

So when I read the climategate email where these goofs were coaching others to delete emails that might be part of an FOI request, I knew I was on the right side (both morally, and factually).

If I caught a hint of that in my organization, I would have dropped a large dime on the perpetrators and availed myself of the “whistleblower” protection built in to the legislation.

Mr.
November 4, 2019 6:47 pm

Attenborough’s doco makes as much sense as this song –

https://www.metrolyrics.com/i-am-the-walrus-lyrics-beatles.html

“Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun
If the sun don’t come, you get a tan from standing in the English rain
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob g’goo goo g’joob
Expert textpert choking smokers don’t you thing the joker laughs at you?
See how they smile like pigs in a sty, see how they snied
I’m crying … “

Kenji
Reply to  Mr.
November 4, 2019 9:27 pm

Acid trips …

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_the_Walrus

I suspect Attenborough drops some acid … medicinally of course.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Kenji
November 5, 2019 11:36 am

Shouldn’t joke: there have been some early successes concerning the use of psychedelics treating issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

From my (admittedly) foggy memory of the stuff…the day after a few hits (i.e, way MORE than the micro-doses they are using for the treatment now), after all the visual and aural hallucinations ended, my brain was as clear as it could be. I mean, to the point that managers in my stodgy government office would mention my admirable concentration and perceptiveness.

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Kenji
November 17, 2019 6:14 am

“Caligula Jones November 5, 2019 at 11:36 am

Shouldn’t joke: there have been some early successes concerning the use of psychedelics treating issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

From my (admittedly) foggy memory of the stuff…the day after a few hits (i.e, way MORE than the micro-doses they are using for the treatment now),

after all the visual and aural hallucinations ended, my brain was as clear as it could be.” – my brain earnestly convinced me.

https://www.google.com/search?q=never+again+stepping+into+the+same+river&oq=never+again+stepping+into+the+same+river&aqs=chrome.

Eric Simpson
November 4, 2019 6:52 pm

“Lack of sea ice was not a significant factor.”

Yup. But among the leftist fearmongering Chicken Littles it’s all about deception. Proof is in their own words:
“We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing.” -leftist Senator Tim Wirth, 1993
“It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.” -Paul Watson, Co-Founder of Greenpeace
“Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” -Sir John Houghton, first ipcc chair
“We have to offer up scary scenarios… each of us has to decide the right balance between being effective and being honest.” -Stephen Schneider, lead ipcc author, 1989
“The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.” -Daniel Botkin, ex Chair of Environmental Studies, UCSB
“Kevin and I will keep (skeptic papers) out (of IPCC) somehow – even if we have to redefine what peer-review literature is” – Phil Jones | Climategate Emails

It’s ALL about bs with climate loons. They are artists, Bullsh|t Artists!

Sara
Reply to  Eric Simpson
November 5, 2019 8:41 am

Wolf!! Wolff!!!! WOOOOOLLLFFFF!!!!!

Not loud enough? Okay: WWWWWOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!

I agree, Eric, but they’ve forgotten that story. They’ve also forgotten that the climate can change in the other direction. How sad would it be if they’re totes unprepared……?

Tom Abbott
November 4, 2019 7:00 pm

Finding out Sir David Attenborough was misleading the public about walruses and human-caused climate change must be causing an uproar in the UK. No?

Kenji
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 4, 2019 9:36 pm

Nope. The luvvies still love him

Andy Mansell
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 4, 2019 11:38 pm

He was on the front cover of the Radio Times, (BBC TV listings paper), recently looking all forlorn, saying how we’ve made such a mess of things but that young people give him hope- all quite pathetic and naturally absolutely nobody challenged him to back this nonsense up with those pesky ‘fact’ thingies. As Kenji says, they still love him. National treasure and all that…..

Steve Borodin
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 5, 2019 1:22 am

Nope. We pay them to lie to us. We would call them ‘British Pravda’, but that is already taken by the Guardian.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 5, 2019 4:39 am

The British public won’t find out unless they stumble across it by accident. MSM will not inform anyone about this.

JohnWho
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 5, 2019 5:57 am

Most likely, of the millions of people who believed the first, false information only maybe 10% will see and believe the second, corrected information.

Worse, if one of that 10% attempts to correct one of the other 90% they won’t be believed even when they provide the source.

By the way, I’ve just described the situation with virtually anything promoted by Alarmists.

Hot under the collar
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 5, 2019 10:14 am

Tom Abbott, no, Sir David Attenborough, along with his late brother Richard, is a British Institution. To be fair, he has previously made some excellent environmental programmes. Unfortunately, the last decade or so, the BBC has been relying on their previous reputation for impartiality.

The BBC bubble, with its own small group of alarmist scientists to give them confirmation bias, no longer allows any programmes at all to contradict the climate change alarm religion. They have a policy of not allowing skeptical scientist any airtime and if anyone suggests any skeptical science in an interview, the interviewers are trained to knock them down with comments such as “are you denying the accepted climate science?” The usual suspects will also make a complaint to the BBC so they can publicly apologise for allowing the skeptic airtime, in order to further undermine their comments.

commieBob
November 4, 2019 7:01 pm

Walrus are about the only animal that can stand up to polar bears. link

One year when I was in the arctic, some of our people witnessed a large area of disturbed snow and a lot of blood. When we mentioned it to the wildlife guys, they opined that it was the result of a fight between a polar bear and a walrus. The lack of body parts meant it wasn’t obvious who had won.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  commieBob
November 5, 2019 12:27 am

Bears are smart. Splat them first, then feast.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
November 5, 2019 9:35 am

There’s a cliff edge in the (Canadian ?) great plains known to the ingenous peoples as ‘fallen buffalo’ or similar. The name goes back to pre-columbian days when the Indians, not having horses, hunted buffalo by stampeding them over the edge. Most buffalo would survive the fall, some would be hurt but got away and some crashed to their death for the Indians to collect the carcasses.

It appears to be a hunting strategy discovered by at least two species.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
November 5, 2019 10:43 am

Head-smashed-in buffalo jump

It’s one of a number of known buffalo jumps.

There were three species of north American bison. The two larger were hunted to extinction.

It’s likely the very large bison herds roaming the North American Midwest were rebound populations that had recovered after about 90% of the Native Americans died from introduced Old World diseases.

commieBob
Reply to  Pat Frank
November 5, 2019 4:09 pm

There are those romantic souls who insist that the Indians were wonderful stewards of the environment.

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Pat Frank
November 17, 2019 6:30 am

commieBob November 5, 2019 at 4:09 pm

There are those romantic souls who insist that the Indians were wonderful stewards of the environment.
________________________

commieBob, and yes they were:

Totems are idols; and too, every ethnicity worshipping

are THE GAME WARDENS of their idols

against every other ethnicity:

https://www.google.com/search?q=American+indigenous+totems&oq=American+indigenous+totems+&aqs=chrome.

Aimes at a balanced environment.

tty
Reply to  commieBob
November 5, 2019 4:02 am

I would suggest that a fight between two Polar Bears is more likely. Polar bears are not territorial and normally rather unaggressive, but cannibalism does happen, particularly when old males kill young bears.

John Tillman
Reply to  tty
November 6, 2019 8:33 am

Yet walruses do fight polar bears. Some even make a practice of killing them. Their tusks are sharper and stained orange.

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  tty
November 17, 2019 6:41 am

tty November 5, 2019 at 4:02 am

I would suggest that a fight between two Polar Bears is more likely. Polar bears are not territorial and normally rather unaggressive, but

cannibalism does happen, particularly when old males kill young bears.
__________________

Kinda polar bear recycling.

Never let a healthy meal rot unused.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dumpster+diving&oq=dumpster+&aqs=chrome.

beng135
Reply to  commieBob
November 5, 2019 8:26 am

In addition to their huge size & strength, the walruses have that thick skin/blubber that’s highly resistant to the polar bear’s teeth and jaws. And those tusks are formidable.

November 4, 2019 7:09 pm

Sir David Attenborough’s inability to present the facts as they really are, might be charitably explained by his approaching senility

Patrick MJD
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
November 4, 2019 9:28 pm

Approaching?

Dave Richards
Reply to  Patrick MJD
November 5, 2019 3:12 am

The “senility” comments are poor quality. James Lovelock was in his 90s when he recanted on his prior alarmism, no doubt leading to unconverted alarmists accusing him of senility. There are lots of people between the ages of six and a hundred or more who can’t think clearly, and we don’t need to cloud the issues of ignorance and gullibility with ageism.

JohnWho
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
November 5, 2019 6:01 am

Nicholas,

I’m fairly certain the producers and writers of that show are younger than Attenborough who may just be “reading along” as he is, literally and figuratively, driven off a cliff.

ralphie
November 4, 2019 7:17 pm

attenborough is a propagandist, none of his so-called work should ever be broadcast again

Kenji
Reply to  ralphie
November 4, 2019 9:33 pm
jono1066
Reply to  ralphie
November 5, 2019 4:56 am

Not fair.
Mr Attenborough is a financially savvy guy, very much in the media eye, who makes emotionally crafted documentaries with a group of brilliant cameramen for a lot of MONEY, I would suggest that is the reason for the content, nothing else.
The last time I personally talked to Kevin McCloud, of `grand designs` fame, it was the same story of making programmes and then selling them to the highest bidder, as any good business man would do. Just unfortunate that Mr A tripped over the edge a few times.

marklm
November 4, 2019 7:33 pm

Nothing but propaganda and people should be figuring that out by now.

LdB
November 4, 2019 9:52 pm

Griff pushed them I tell you.

M Courtney
November 5, 2019 12:06 am

The difference in the documentaries isn’t due to Attenborough finding integrity. It’s because Netflix and he BBC have different remits.

Netflix wants subscriptions. It will tell stories that sell. They have no interest in the truth, beyond what can make them money.

The BBC is a Public Service provider. It has a duty to Inform, Educate and Entertain.

This is why prioritising commercial media over all other pressures is a mistake.

Richard S Courtney
Reply to  M Courtney
November 5, 2019 12:26 am

Matt,

All you say is true, but having “a duty to Inform, Educate and Entertain” does NOT necessarily mean the duty is being fulled, and the BBC has an overt policy of promoting the global warming scare.

Richard

Rod Evans
Reply to  M Courtney
November 5, 2019 12:28 am

“The BBC is a Public Service provider. It has a duty to Inform, Educate and Entertain£.
If only that were the case, eh M Courtney? If only.

Julian Flood
Reply to  M Courtney
November 5, 2019 1:25 am

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THX1138
Reply to  M Courtney
November 5, 2019 5:56 am

The BBC was founded to be the propaganda arm of the British government.

tty
Reply to  M Courtney
November 5, 2019 1:05 pm

George Orwells description of “The Ministry of Truth” in Nineteen Eighty-Four was inspired by his experience working for the BBC, nuff said.

Rod Evans
November 5, 2019 12:20 am

Well old Boaty McBoatface has finally been forced to recognise reality. You can’t fool all of the people…..

Ed Zuiderwijk
November 5, 2019 1:09 am

Polar bears and a lot of food in the absence of ice. Therefore there is no polar bear crisis. And therefore there is no Arctic crisis. And therefore there is no climate crisis.

John Cherry
November 5, 2019 2:27 am

BBC stands for Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation In my house.

David Chappell
November 5, 2019 3:57 am

What the populace tends to forget (or not realise) is that Attenborough is, by trade, a TV producer who fell into presenting also. Yes, he acquired a wartime degree (2 year course) in Natural Sciences (iow biology) but his working experience is all TV production. He is most unlikely to research anything for his documentaries and other people will write his scripts. He speaks as he is told.

Stephen Skinner
November 5, 2019 5:17 am

“Lack of sea ice was not a significant factor.”
No. Lack of sea ice was NOT a factor.
Just doing a reasonable search shows that Europeans first came across Walruses in the 1500s and they were observed in large haul-outs. Also, as they are Pinipeds, they are air breathing and need open water and ability to haul out onto dry land, so the Pacific and Atlantic Walruses exist at the places where the Arctic ice sheet melts the most.

Matthew Sykes
November 5, 2019 5:45 am

Oh just beautiful! Hahah, hoist by his own lies! And exposed by a now sacked scientist, Susan Crockford, this just gets better!

beng135
November 5, 2019 7:43 am

Well, heaven forbid! Those nasty polar bears — they’re gonna lose their cute, cuddly poster-boy position.

I began watching Attenborough’s new series & the propaganda started immediately (can’t remember what it was) & I turned the channel. Too bad — an interesting subject that gets polluted w/propaganda by this hack.

Jørgen F.
November 5, 2019 8:52 am

…And they have started to use Wagner as background music when showing brutal death.
The mob has to be ready for whats to come.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Jørgen F.
November 5, 2019 10:08 am

I prefer the ‘Flying Dutchman’, although the story is not a Dutch myth but a South African one. It had a Dutch settlement on the Cape in the 17th century as a staging post for the sea crossing towards the east Indies, now Indonesia.

Michael Carter
November 5, 2019 10:51 am

This is interesting. Below I provide a link to the New Zealand Media Council and its first principle. Further on it lists it members that include all the big players in NZ media including National Radio (RNZ), TVNZ 1, NZ Herald, and Stuff. These are main culprits.

https://www.mediacouncil.org.nz/principles

1: Accuracy, Fairness and Balance
Publications should be bound at all times by accuracy, fairness and balance, and should not deliberately mislead or misinform readers by commission or omission. In articles of controversy or disagreement, a fair voice must be given to the opposition view.
Exceptions may apply for long-running issues where every side of an issue or argument cannot reasonably be repeated on every occasion and in reportage of proceedings where balance is to be judged on a number of stories, rather than a single report.

Frans van Helvoort
November 5, 2019 12:28 pm

Canadian biologist and mammal expert Dr Susan Crockford lost her job, because she reacted on the fraudulent movie by “Sir” David A!! It is a shame to any university to fire scientist because they telling the truth. In Australia happend the same with the Professor who did criticize the claims of the great barrier rif dying by the climate change . All over the world are scientist bullied because they criticize the main stream science. (ie Judith Curry et al) How to stop this science murder started by Obama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAauV6QcqTs

Bryan A
November 5, 2019 2:23 pm

W O W no posts from Griff or Nick yet…
Slackin it guys

Gator
Reply to  Bryan A
November 6, 2019 11:21 am

Or Mosher. Funny how they never show up when their side is caught red handed, which happens often. They prefer to whistle past the graveyard, and later argue how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

n.n
November 5, 2019 6:19 pm

So, the polar bears have been replaced as a politically congruent class with another minority class: walruses, with greater empathetic appeal. The bears should have prepared for this change as it is both predictable and recurring.

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Johann Wundersamer
November 17, 2019 8:04 pm

Every 12th German can not afford food:

Jeder 12.e Deutsche kann sich kein Essen leisten:

https://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/trends/genuss-ohne-schlechtes-gewissen-esst-was-auf-den-tisch-kommt/10913990.html

Johann Wundersamer
November 17, 2019 8:08 pm

Every 12th German can not afford food:

Jeder 12.e Deutsche kann sich kein Essen leisten:

https://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/trends/genuss-ohne-schlechtes-gewissen-esst-was-auf-den-tisch-kommt/10913990.html
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13:30 Uhr Zwischentöne
Musik und Fragen zur Person

Der Kulturwissenschaftler Gunther Hirschfelder im Gespräch mit Klaus Pilger

Was darf der Mensch essen? Wie hat sich die Ernährung von der Steinzeit bis heute entwickelt? Inwieweit ist der Esstisch die Bühne unserer Persönlichkeit? Wieso ist Essen und Trinken ein Leitthema geworden? Und wieso ist gemeinsames Essen so wichtig? Auf all diese Fragen weiß der Kulturwissenschaftler Gunther Hirschfelder Antworten.

Professor Gunther Hirschfelder, geboren 1961 in Gummersbach, studierte in Bonn Agrarwissenschaften, Rheinische Landesgeschichte, Volkskunde, Politikwissenschaft und Geschichtswissensschaft. An der Universität Trier promovierte er 1992. Im Jahr 2000 habilitierte er sich mit der Arbeit ,Alkoholkonsum am Beginn des Industriezeitalters’. Seit 2010 ist er Professor für Vergleichende Kulturwissenschaft an der Universität Regensburg. Gunther Hirschfelder veröffentlichte u.a. 2001 das Buch ,Europäische Esskultur – Eine Geschichte der Ernährung von der Steinzeit bis heute’ und 2016 ,Bier – Eine Geschichte von der Steinzeit bis heute’. Der Kulturwissenschaftler erforscht nicht nur Ernährungsthemen, sondern widmet sich wissenschaftlich auch dem Bereich Glaube und Religion.

Der Kulturwissenschaftler Gunther Hirschfelder
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