Attenborough twisted the truth about dying walrus: why believe him on climate change?

From Polar Bear Science

Posted on February 23, 2021 | 

Sir David Attenborough hid the truth about hundreds of walrus falling off Siberian cliffs to their deaths a few years ago – he insisted this was due to climate change, but we now know he was well aware the tusked beasts fell because they were being stalked by predatory polar bears. Since he was willing to tell outright falsehoods about dying walrus to powerful elites at the 2019 World Economic Forum, I expect he’d say anything to advance his agenda with members of the UN Security Council.

Headline quotes from Attenborough’s address to the UN Security Council today:

“Climate change a threat to global security

Climate change could, within a lifetime, destroy “entire cities and societies“

“Climate change is biggest threat modern humans have ever faced”

In other words, lots of emotional hyperbole from a showman who wants to leave a legacy. This is not the dispassionate science we require to make sensible decisions about the future. Attenborough spouted contrived nonsense about walrus and now spouts contrived nonsense about climate change.

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Ron Long
February 24, 2021 6:21 am

What a mess, the green idiots honor Attenborough and then vilify Dr. Susan. The Sal Alinsky playbook says if you are caught in a lie, just tell a bigger one and keep going. This was the mentor for Obama, and the current Biden Administration is loaded with Obama warmed-overs. I’m personally waiting for one of the CAGW issues to get to the SCOTUS for a trial similar to the “Scopes Monkey Trial”. OK, I’m actually about to get in my SUV and go to play golf and not really waiting.

Ron Long
Reply to  Ron Long
February 24, 2021 10:18 am

I just watched CNN air a video of Attenborough talking about “it’s too late” because climate change can’t be reversed. I am not sure why his left eye doesn’t open all the way but it fits his view of the world. After Attenborough CNN showed John Heinz Kerry blathering something about the USA needs to do their part and they’re behind. I thought the USA was about the only one of the large economies that shows reduction of plant food in the air?

John the Econ
February 24, 2021 6:24 am

Believe the science, from actors.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  John the Econ
February 24, 2021 9:05 am

and much of it you cannot believe, even from ‘climate scientologists’

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Gregory Woods
February 24, 2021 10:39 am

climate astrologers

Abolition Man
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2021 6:37 pm

J. Z.,
Technically, it should be called the High Church of Climastrology!
Instead of divining the future from the positions of the planets and stars, they read the portents from weather events to determine what the future holds. As long as idiots and charlatatans like these radical, fundamentalist alarmists hold sway; there is little hope of a brighter future!

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2021 8:21 pm

Astrologers don’t perform concerted attacks on detractors

Climate scientologists is the proper terminology

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
February 25, 2021 3:57 am

You’re right that astrologers don’t attack those who don’t agree- but Abolition Man describes the comparison with astrology in that it predicts the future. Perhaps, a more general comparison of “climate science” with a new religion might be best. I have several climate change skeptic books but none take on this perspective. A solidly written book by somebody who really has a good understanding of comparative religion would be awesome. I see analogies with fundamentalist religeons which say their scriptue must not be challenged. It has priests and prophets and saints. It says how the Earth and all life will be destroyed if we are not all faithful to its demands. It wants the world to be one big theocracy worshiping the sun and wind and “clean and green energy”. The IPCC is like the Vatican. I’m sure there is a good writer out there who could take this on- if it hasn’t already been done.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2021 11:44 pm

Climate seancers

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  John the Econ
February 25, 2021 2:36 am

Exactly, because most actors are so well-educated that many of them don’t even have to finish high school, they already know everything they need to know about the world! We need to go back to when actors were welcomed to town for the entertainment they provided but as soon as the play was over they were “encouraged” to leave quickly.

February 24, 2021 6:27 am

He pioneered the nature TV show but sadly lost it in his senility. I feel sorry for him that he is leaving a legacy of lies just to be the senile poster boy of CC.I stopped watching him after this episode. He advocates less humans on the planet. I admire what he did but not what he is doing. Good riddance when he is gone.

andy in epsom
Reply to  Steve
February 24, 2021 6:43 am

THere were actually two on BBC. He bought into this and a gentleman called David Bellamy did not. So what happened, poor David Bellamy was kicked out of the BBC for his opinion.

Reply to  andy in epsom
February 24, 2021 9:56 am

Bellamy got the boot from the Beeb for daring to question the CAGW narrative. Disgraceful.

Reply to  andy in epsom
February 24, 2021 9:42 pm

Attenborough WAS the BBC for a time in the late sixties early seventies, so not really a fair fight.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Steve
February 24, 2021 7:27 am

I always preferred David Bellamy, much better in every way.

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
February 24, 2021 7:34 am

An actual honest scientist. Not suitable for the BBC.

Reply to  Steve
February 24, 2021 5:01 pm

If you read his Life on Air book, as an editor in the BBC he was very careful to present his sole opinion. Things he thought people shouldn’t see didn’t make the cut. Nothing overly sinister, just confirmation bias

Reply to  Steve
February 26, 2021 8:18 pm

He did not pioneer that genre at all. I remember Wild Kingdom from the early 1960’s that pre-dated this tosser by decades.

Dale S
February 24, 2021 6:29 am

Attenborough is a TV personality, so there’s no reason to take his word for anything at all whether he’s previously been dishonest or not.

If he were instead a climate scientist, “belief” in “dispassionate science” would also be inappropriate. There’s no shortage of climate scientists willing to shade the truth (as they see it) to promote their policy preferences, or turn a blind eye to political allies saying things they know are untrue (e.g. climate change being an existential threat).

If he were instead a truly dispassionate climate scientist expressingly frankly exactly what he believes, there would still be no reason to take his word for it. “Climate science” is a very broad multiple-disciplinary area and PhDs are very narrow. There’s no reason to believe that expertise in one tiny area of it translates into expertise in all of climate science. Even in their narrow area of expertise their beliefs and truth are not identical, if “climate science” has a track record of accurate predictions in any field, it’s escaped my notice.

Of course, Attenborough will be speaking to politicians, and they also have a dismal record on making “sensible decisions about the future”. What we need from politicians is not really for them to listen to “dispassionate science” while making decisions on behalf of the masses; what we need is for them to recognize that allowing the great masses of people to make their *own* decisions about the future typically produces better outcomes.

February 24, 2021 6:29 am

On his programme “The perfect planet” he asserts that the planet was perfect until humans came along.

Reply to  JohnC
February 24, 2021 7:00 am

The planet was perfect until Attenborough came along, together with some same knitted people.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  JohnC
February 24, 2021 9:06 am

He should put that proposition, the ‘perfect planet’, to the many animals that feature in the footage just before they are being eaten. Dying a misserable painful death may cast a more realistic light on that ‘perfectness’.

Pat Frank
Reply to  JohnC
February 24, 2021 1:54 pm

Before humans came along with their art and science and humane values, the “perfect planet” featured 500 million years of mindless bellowing and the screams of the predated, preceded by 2 billion years of heaving green sludge.

That’s Attenborough’s perfection, and the perfection of the mindless PETA/eNGO humanity loathers who flee science and reason like the plague.

Abolition Man
Reply to  JohnC
February 24, 2021 3:11 pm

The moron needs to look at CO2 levels over the last 150 My! Without human intervention our ‘perfect planet’ will die within one or two million years at the latest; it very likely would be as soon as the NEXT glaciation!
The vilification of the essential molecule upon which nearly ALL life is built has to be the largest mass delusion in human history! If civilization survives this attempt by totalitarians to destroy human agency and history, it will one day be seen as the largest, nihilistic death cult EVAH!
To believe in CAGW you don’t necessarily have to stupid, blind or insane; but apparently it helps!

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  JohnC
February 24, 2021 7:04 pm

I guess, since the prehuman planet was perfect, not a single specie had gone extinct until we showed up. But wait! Were the proto-humans also perfect? At what point did perfect become tainted? With the birth of the very first Homo Sapiens? Are we into a Darwinian version of the Fall, Original Sin, etc?

February 24, 2021 6:43 am

That walrus are hauling out more and suffering as a consequence is an incontrovertible fact, a continuing effect of the decline in arctic sea ice, which sees the ice floes over shallow seas walrus used to feed from rapidly melt out each spring.

Climate change puts the Pacific Walrus population on thin ice | Stories | WWF (

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 9:15 am

WWF is about the last source to go to for scientific rigour. An activist agenda run for the benefit of the activists. The wildlife is just an excuse for solliciting moneys to finance the eye-watering salaries of its ‘officers’. Just read their annual reports.

Gregg Eshelman
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
February 24, 2021 7:26 pm

The World Wildlife Fund is so full of itself they sued the World Wrestling Federation over “WWF”, and somehow won. That’s why the name was changed to World Wrestling Entertainment. They claimed the “confusion” had “forced” then to always have to use their panda bear logo and spell out their full name. Nooo. That’s trademark law that requires them to do that often enough to maintain their trademarks.

Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 9:34 am

The Climate Crisis Cult tries to defend every single thing claimed by one of their own no matter how false it has been proven to be. In this case, it was proven that Attenborough edited out the polar bears stalking the walruses. There is video evidence of his dishonesty, yet the Cultists are still (fecklessly) trying to defend Attenborough. That’s one way to know that the Climate Crisis Cult isn’t based on facts, data, and science.

Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 9:43 am

Hey Griff

Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 10:07 am

In 19th century, the walrus was about to go extinct because of overhunting . Along the East Coast down to Cape Cod and St. Lorenz Gulf several thousands of walrus have been killed.
There are estimates that alone along the Baffin Island in the time 1925 – 1931 175,000 walrus have been killed.

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As you see, the walrus were on land, not on ice.

A postcard from around 1920
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Reply to  Krishna Gans
February 24, 2021 2:25 pm

Just saw, I didn’t pay attention at the last immage, no walrus, but seal-bulls.
, sorry..


The Arctic walrus in the sole known species of the genus. It is a gregarious aninuil, alwavH assembling in large herds, which occasionally leave the water to take their rest upon the. A WAUIUS K.MIII.V. shore or on the ice; and it is at such times the hunters chiefly attack them, since their move- ments out of the water arc very laborious a-id awkward

1875-76. British Polar Expedition
So griff, again proven lying, as in your opinion, walrus need ice for rest, and they can’t now anymore because of BS CC.

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Jeff Alberts
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 10:09 am

Which is why there are many more walrus in existence now than 50 years go. Huh??

Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 10:16 am

In addition:
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Read the text, a book from 1894 and the illustration, ice ? Nope

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Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 10:59 am

You know griff is LYING.. always…

That is an incontrovertible fact !

Walrus survived and thrived through the Holocene Optimum when Arctic sea ice extent was FAR , FAR LESS than now, often non-existent in summer.

Arctic sea ice has not declined in the last 15 years.. so there he is LYING yet again

It has leveled off at a point which is FAR ABOVE the Holocene norm and only bit down from the EXTREME HIGHS of the LIA and late 1970s.

Pat Frank
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 1:59 pm

Challenge Susan Crockford to a debate, griff. Or get your own champion to do so. Ask WWF to put up their hero.

If you decline, or WWF does, you can put away your walrus trumpet and move along.

If you manage to find someone who won’t run away screaming in fear of an honest contest, I’d put my bet on Susan. No hesitation.

Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 2:56 pm

Sadly Griff you have become a pathetic joke.You did not write one honest thing in that post.
You really need to look up the meaning of incontrovertible.

Reply to  mikebartnz
February 24, 2021 3:15 pm

I have to correct you:
You did not write one honest thing in that any post.

Abolition Man
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 3:16 pm

Hey Griffter,
Where did the walruses haul out when there was NO Artic sea ice? Are you saying that they were created in the last few thousand years?
It’s obvious that you’re a religious fanatic; I just didn’t think that you’d be a proponent of the Creationists as well!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 5:30 pm

I’ve often wondered how much you get paid to post such blather … care to share? You know it’s nonsense but you continue to do it, even when everyone tries to help with your apparent ignorance.

My feeling is; you already know the facts, but some agency is making it worth your while to lie on the world’s most widely read climate site.

Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 6:29 pm

Such undaunted certainty! How do you know? Do you speak to them?

Reply to  griff
February 24, 2021 9:17 pm

And what about the Roman period, when it’s quite well known, tho’ “not incontrovertible fact” the climate was at least 2C warmer than today,- to the extent the Romans were growing grape vines in northern England, or the MWP, when the Vikings lived in Greenland, cos it was green?

Seems like the Polars, the coral & all the other species are still here 1000-2000 years later…
The climate is cyclical, unlike griff, constantly recycling crap.

February 24, 2021 6:46 am

I told Sir David to stick to the small things….a film about ants….more on those cute meerkats….but he would not listen…now he’s in a fine mess.

February 24, 2021 6:53 am

One of the strongest arguments against CAGW is that, if it were real, ‘they’ wouldn’t have to stoop to fraud to prove it.

The promoters of the CAGW theory have demonstrated time and again that they are willing to lie to forward their cause. The poster boy is Dr. Mann who, by adverse inference in the Ball case, has admitted that he is a fraud who does indeed belong in the state pen.

Steve Case
Reply to  commieBob
February 24, 2021 7:02 am

If climate science was settled, the IPCC wouldn’t have to put out
a new report every six or seven years where all the numbers are
changed to make it look like it’s worse than previously thought.

Reply to  commieBob
February 24, 2021 10:02 am

If CGW were real, its proponents wouldn’t need to persecute sceptics.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Graemethecat
February 24, 2021 10:44 am

Here in Massachusetts- I don’t think the word skeptic exists- if you have any doubts- you’r a DENIER comparable to a holocaust denier or evolution denier or that you you’re a flat Earther.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2021 6:56 pm

What you’re describing is the end result from years of bad schooling intended to eliminate logical thought and proper scientific inquiry. It’s also the result of the idea that authorities are the repository of truth, which they dole to the populace as needed … the covid response is a perfect example. We’re not allowed to question anything thy say.

February 24, 2021 7:20 am

Disney and lemmings; if you dont know go read about it.

lee riffee
Reply to  Brodirt
February 24, 2021 7:47 am

Also Wild Kingdom with Marty Stouffer….

Dave Andrews
February 24, 2021 7:25 am

Off topic but there was an interesting article in the UK i newspaper on 20th Feb. By Patrick Coburn it was titled “The Capitol riots were dramatic – but this was no armed coup” and discussed the partisanship of media response to the event. It ended with the following :-

“As a news event, the Capitol invasion showed that when it comes to spreading “fake facts” the traditional media is more effective in spreading lies than the social media that is usually blamed.”

Dave Fair
Reply to  Dave Andrews
February 24, 2021 10:26 am

As a side note, the two Leftist lawyers caught passing out and throwing Molotov Cocktails at the George Floyd peaceful protests are apparently being offered a plea deal by the powers-that-be. They are charged with a number of serious felonies that, it they are convicted, could result in decades in jail and loss of their law licenses. Lets wait to see if the charges are reduced to less than felonies, such that they would retain their law licenses. Lets compare that to how the Capitol rioters are charged.

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Dave Andrews
Reply to  Dave Andrews
February 26, 2021 6:38 am

Dang! Patrick Cockburn pronounced ‘Coburn.’

February 24, 2021 7:30 am

Attenborough twisted the truth about dying walrus

The bog standard tactic from the post-modern left is emotion first and everything else second. Never seen a charity commercial?

The PR people who created the Greta Thunberg experience put it this way:

How is it possible for you to be so easily tricked by something so simple as a story, because you are tricked? Well, it all comes down to one core thing and that is emotional investment. The more emotionally invested you are in anything in your life, the less critical and the less objectively observant you become.” — David JP Phillips, We Don’t Have Time board of directors, “The Magical Science of Storytelling”

From the NonProfit Industrial Complex with Love » The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent: The Political Economy of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex [ACT I] (

For $2 per month you can keep me going and you’ll get fretupdates and a cuddly toy guitar

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Reply to  fretslider
February 24, 2021 11:12 am

If Greta was cute and cuddly, rather appearing as a constipated ghoul, would she have been even more successful?

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February 24, 2021 7:33 am

Attenbollocks, from Boaty McBoatface.

Richard M
February 24, 2021 7:42 am

The planet’s surface must warm for the planet to warm. By surface I mean the top 100 meters of the oceans and 5 meters of land. Any day time heating that does not warm the surface means no long term warming.

CO2 IR radiates around 15 microns and hence very low energy. That which is redirected towards the surface cannot penetrate the surface skin. Some is absorbed by vegetation and never makes it to the surface. When absorbed by water the energy enhances evaporation which is a cooling mechanism. That energy remains in the atmosphere. Excess energy in the atmosphere is emitted into space every night.

Climate science treats all the redirected energy the same and assumes it is all absorbed into the surface. This is where they fail to follow real science.

February 24, 2021 7:55 am

A red-faced DA at it again

Attenborough gives stark warning on climate change to UN – BBC News

With everyone around him affirming the fabrications no doubt he believes it.
But it’s nonsense.
But he should be left alone now in peace.
I guess now he’s aiming for “old age hero martyr for the cause”, trying to populate the same space as Captain Tom.

Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
February 24, 2021 8:09 am

Attenborough’s problem is Homo sapiens. He has a real disdain for this one species.

Tom Blenmar
Reply to  Hatter Eggburn
February 24, 2021 11:35 pm

If further proof be needed that he is a senile old fool, he claims in his speech to the UN Security Council that “You hold the key to prevent a repetition of that global catasrophe – the Great War – that took place during my youth and transformed an entire generation.
He was born in 1926, the Great War took place between 1914 and 1918.

February 24, 2021 8:30 am

Attenborough has a great voice for these documentaries but if I see his name in the credits I generally won’t watch because you know it is full of propaganda. He said in an intro piece once that for millions of years the earth’s climate has remained unchanged but mankind now threatens life on the planet. Really, who can believe anything he says after that.

Coeur de Lion
February 24, 2021 9:23 am

Don’t forget the massive 162 page Complaint to the BBC’s governors of April 2006 which devoted chapter 8 entirely to Atennboro’s scientific errors ‘over the last decade’.
His fraud has long legs

Al Miller
February 24, 2021 9:38 am

Liars and hypocrites all. It never was about climate. It is a shame so many of the well heeled people have bought into this garbage. It has been said clearly and unequivocally at the UN several times that “it” is not about climate but about redistribution of wealth (to the already obscenely wealthy of course).

Reply to  Al Miller
February 24, 2021 4:02 pm

I totally agree with you Al.

The list of lies in regard to CAGW just keeps on growing. David Attenborough was so respected by people before he went woke.

He wanted us to believe that the skin and bone polar bear was starving to death because of climate change. He must think we’re totally stupid. People go to nursing homes when they can no longer look after themselves, polar bears do not.

The likes of Attenborough, Thunburg and the Hollywood elite are simply marketing tools for the renewables industry, and yes, redistribution of power and wealth.

February 24, 2021 9:48 am

Attenborough merely parrots whatever is written for him, just another empty suit on a stage.

D Cage
February 24, 2021 9:49 am

Has anyone seen his garbage UN civilisation collapse article where he actually shows a map where it is completely unambiguously displayed that heating anomalies and fossil fuel use have a zero correlation and still spouts his garbage?
 He has to be a total liar or seriously mentally retarded.

Reply to  D Cage
February 24, 2021 11:08 am

“retarded” means “to be held back”.

With Attenborough more a case of severe mental disintegration and degradation.

Maybe once, a long time ago, he might have shown glimpses of intelligence.

Abolition Man
Reply to  D Cage
February 24, 2021 3:25 pm

When discussing climate alarmists it is of supreme importance for climate REALISTS to get the facts straight! Attenborough may not be a total liar or seriously mentally retarded; he could be an idiot, an imbecile or a moron! It is important to understand the differences and be able to apply the terms correctly when speaking of the mindless cult members of Climastrology!

February 24, 2021 9:53 am

In a parallel universe there is an alt Attenborough marveling at the hunting tactics of polar bears. This universe is till warped–by design.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
February 24, 2021 9:54 am


February 24, 2021 10:24 am

So the walruses were deceived into going up high cliffs based on misinformation about rising seas. Then they were used as props for the global agenda by the jetsetter class. Remember to get your walrus t-shirt in support of the cause for only $40.

Peta of Newark
February 24, 2021 10:32 am

Poor old “National Treasure” – could they not have wound the saturation down a few clicks in that picture? He looks like a nuclear beetroot on the very cusp of going critical.

So many ways of taking him ….
Is a he an Angry Old Man?
But surely ‘normal folks’ will see that, use their own experience(s) to take it for what it is and make a point of avoiding/ignoring him next time.
Or Point & Laugh?
The BBC itself produced a Sitcom exactly about that – “One Foot in the Grave’

Is he actually ill – are these the ravings of someone with actual dementia and or Vitamin B12 deficiency, combined possibly with (what I’d assert Weepy Bill has) the affliction of Emotionalism?
Such as would come from his having had a minor stroke.
viz: A Transient Ischaemic Attack. The (less than) great thing about strokes is that they don’t hurt – there is no pain.

The victim might then simply pass the event off as a ‘Charley Horse’, ‘Pins & Needles’ or blame their temporary disablement on any number of everyday bumps/bruises/stumbles or simply just ‘ageing’.
While the brain works to get round the affected & damaged neurons and after a few hours or days, no-one was any the wiser
Is that what he’s got?

Or is he having a last gasp blowout before he dies, just because he can or, has someone putting him up to it? ##
In a very similar way to how Greta is being handled, the message is spooky in its similarity doncha think?

But surely as one gets older, one settles & calms-down, realising the futility of getting angry and how doing so takes a hatchet to the little few months/years you might have left.

## Is some hideous lowlife making this old guy’s last days on Earth an absolute hell?
The walrus weren’t shown much empathy, sympathy, understanding or mercy

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Reply to  Peta of Newark
February 24, 2021 11:27 am

Attenborough and Thunberg –
elder abuse and child abuse respectively.

February 24, 2021 10:37 am

BBC has pension money invested in “green.” Their money is managed by Generation Investment Management, LLP. They manage “green” investments for large investors – governments, etc.

You can look at the website of GIM.

Al Gore runs GIM. He gets a cut of the gains for the many investors managed by GIM.

Large investors are motivated to invest in green by a couple motives. First, they have been convinced they must invest in green to be ethical. They have gone ahead and signed on as “responsible investors.”

Second: they are aware of the issue of green investment by advocates promoting the global warming story – such as Al Gore himself.

So, Al Gore promotes global warming, and gives large investors – nations, BBC, etc., a solution: invest via a green investment manager – and lo and behold, he is that investment manager.

BBC has an incentive to get everyone believing in green. If most nations declare they will invest in green, then they all create this market. And the nations will buy into solar panels, etc., which itself makes the market.

Al Gore has a financial incentive to promote man-made global warming, and promote green investment – he is making a lot of money off of this.

BBC is biased.

Joseph Zorzin
February 24, 2021 10:38 am

“we now know he was well aware the tusked beasts fell because they were being stalked”

how do we know he was aware of this? he should have been, but was he?

February 24, 2021 10:52 am

“Climate change AGENDA is a threat to global security

“Climate change AGENDA could, within a lifetime, destroy “entire cities and societies“

“Climate change AGENDA is biggest threat modern humans have ever faced”

February 24, 2021 11:22 am

Attenborough is as senile as Sleepy Joe.

Reply to  Phillip Bratby
February 24, 2021 11:28 am

yes, and stark examples of elder abuse by their handlers in both cases.

February 24, 2021 1:11 pm

I have heard that speech before 60 years ago, Paul R Ehrlich was Attenborough’s inspiration for this dire warning. “Population Bomb” he called it. We were taught it at school as the truth, how could it be wrong.

I can remember the consensus agreement of “serious and academic minds” to Ehrlich’s predictions. Hundred’s of millions would die of hunger, civilisations would collapse in the 1970’s. The UK would be wiped of the face of the earth, so dire was the situation.

Perhaps they did, but I must admit it all passed me by.

However I did not foresee SARS Cov 2 coming, and neither did anyone else, including all the “serious and academic” minds who now desperately want to link Covid to the favourite “extinction belief”, climate change. When they do this, as Attenborough has done, his credibility drops to zero.

Reply to  john
February 24, 2021 2:39 pm

May I recommend PJ O’Rourke’s wonderful demolition of Paul Ehrlich and Al Gore in his chapter on ecology in “All the Trouble in the World”(1992).
It followed the publication of Al Gore’s first tome, “ Earth in the Balance”(1992).
Other than by the Board of Governors of Stanford where Ehrlich has been appointed a Professor of Sociology, it would be difficult to take seriously a writer who predicted Britain would be a herd of ranging tribes scrabbling for food by 2000.
But his mantle has been taken up by Sir David and many Malthusian followers.

Reply to  john
February 25, 2021 2:38 am

DA despite his cuddly grandpa persona is a deeply misanthropic person who no doubt entertains genocial thoughts. He has lived long enough to see the utter rubbish that everything Paul Ehrlich said really was and is. It’s shameful that he still peddles the same catastrophist necrophilia.

Patrick MJD
February 24, 2021 4:24 pm

Ever since he made the life of David Bellamy very difficult at the BBC and his claims in the 70’s of an ice age approaching I have not paid any attention to him.

February 25, 2021 12:07 am

Facebook continues to censor links to WUWT from Australia

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Reply to  Streetcred
February 25, 2021 3:36 am

so ditch f u over book and come here direct

February 25, 2021 2:35 am

More walruses hauling out onto the shore might be due to a growing population.
What is the data on walrus population or is this as politically corrupted as the polar bear population data?
Maybe the population is growing?

How do the catastrophist-necrophiles twist this into a bad news story?

February 25, 2021 3:22 am

but he Loves being seen as a climate warrior
a sage whos saving the planet
and making a tidy lifetime income is just a bonus
ruining others lives or incomes matters not to him

February 25, 2021 2:41 pm

As a young person I grew up with Attenborough’s nature documentaries and loved watching them. Now I despise him. Great legacy “Sir” David. You just blew your life’s work out of the window.

Matthew Sykes
February 26, 2021 1:21 am

He is a liar, a fraud. Not only lying about this, but also about polar bears ‘having’ to hunt narwhales because of climate change. A quick google and you find talk of that back into the 1970s.

He is a bulshitting liar.

John A Wilson
February 27, 2021 7:46 pm

When science is corrupted by politics, how can you believe any of it? Algore corrupted it all. I do not believe any of it.

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