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David Attenborough Covid Porn Documentary: “We are Intruders”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

David Attenborough’s latest docu-series appears to celebrate how Covid has destroyed African safari tourism, and allowing wild animals to infest abandoned human structures, and how the clear air now lets people see the Himalayas, thanks to the brutal shutdown of factories which once employed poor people in India.

“For example, there was a game lodge in South Africa, and when the guests started coming, believe it or not, a leopard suddenly appeared and started strolling through this lovey safari lodge, and the cameraman taking the picture – what do you do if a leopard suddenly appears out of a corridor? And good luck to him, he carried on filming”.

What do you hope viewers will get out of it?

That human beings, with the best will in the world, cannot help but restrict the natural world. That’s what we are doing, we are pushing it aside, even the most considerate of us. That’s almost inevitable to some degree. But let us suddenly realise that we are intruders, that we are latecomers, and that the natural world would by and large do much better if we weren’t there at all.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-56752541

How did our society reach the point where such misanthropy is considered acceptable?

The last thing people reeling from the economic fallout of harsh Covid lockdowns need is mockery from the likes of Attenborough.

That nice view of the Himalayas celebrated in the interview with Attenborough? A nice view is not worth the price, if that price is that because of the factory Covid shutdowns, some people who used to work in those factories now struggle to put food on the table to feed their families.

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Tom Halla
April 16, 2021 2:06 pm

The notion that people are somehow not part of the natural world seems common among hardcore greens.

Reply to  Tom Halla
April 16, 2021 2:12 pm

These greens have no clue about nature at all and about evolution.much less.

Last edited 28 days ago by Krishna Gans
Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 16, 2021 2:26 pm

They are pagans who worship the sun and wind.

Off topic, but I strongly suggest people watch Canadian historian John Robson being interviewed by Alex Epstein. John gives a truly kick ass rap that I think most of you will appreciate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJLexCsMSQo&t=1959s

Scissor
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 16, 2021 2:36 pm

This is good too.

n.n
Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 16, 2021 5:06 pm

They have finessed the fitness function, even normalizing voluntary dysfunction as a social good. They control the sources, the sinks, and are masters of the chaos (“evolution”) in their own minds and their unwitting and unwilling supplicants.

n.n
Reply to  Tom Halla
April 16, 2021 5:01 pm

Hardcore Greens as in blight, as in intermittent/renewable energy. They may be green about a green environment, but they’re certainly not green about sociopolitical manipulation, and they are overwhelmingly green for greenbacks.

Jon R
Reply to  Tom Halla
April 16, 2021 7:12 pm

Started with Ted Kazinsky. Their half wit emotional standard bearer.

Jon R
Reply to  Jon R
April 16, 2021 9:01 pm

I guess the downvoter never read his manifesto that went on and on about exactly that. Pity.

Kenji
Reply to  Tom Halla
April 16, 2021 7:19 pm

And what’s with this “latecomers” thing? Isn’t that called the APEX of evolution? Or the pinnacle of Divine creation? No … instead Sir Attenborough dredges up the notion of whoever is there FIRST … claims sole ownership of the natural environment. So we “latecomers” are interlopers … or worse … we have trampled the natural environment the same way we “stole” the Native Americans Land. Or the way Mexico has stolen California in the last 25 years. SMH.

Interested Observer
Reply to  Kenji
April 16, 2021 9:57 pm

“… the way Mexico has stolen California in the last 25 years.”

I assume you meant “stolen back“. California used to be part of Mexico.

Of course, the Spanish stole it from the native Americans/indigenous people before that, killing many of them in the process. And the native Americans/indigenous people stole it from the indigenous fauna that were there first, killing many of them in the process.

David Attenborough places an importance on being there first for which Nature shows no respect. Only humans care about being first.

Jim Whelan
Reply to  Kenji
April 17, 2021 2:06 pm

Consume all the Oxygen so the anaerobic bacteria can have their planet back!

Richard Patton
Reply to  Tom Halla
April 17, 2021 9:14 am

They must think that humans evolved on another planet and that we arrived here on a flying saucer or something.

April 16, 2021 2:07 pm

the natural world would by and large do much better if we weren’t there at all.

Thanks for your first step and good bye, David

Scissor
Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 16, 2021 2:31 pm

His intrusion will end, perhaps soon enough.

M Courtney
Reply to  Scissor
April 16, 2021 4:33 pm

At his age he is clearly a hypocrite.
But you can’t really blame him for that.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  M Courtney
April 16, 2021 9:18 pm

He has been for long long time a hypocrite and yes, we CAN blame him for it as well as the BBC.

Phillip Bratby
Reply to  M Courtney
April 16, 2021 11:06 pm

Yes, he has as big a carbon footprint as Gore and Kerry.

Rusty
Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 17, 2021 3:03 am

He’s a Malthusian who is happy for everyone else to die whilst he lives to a ripe old age flying around the world making nature/propaganda films.

Voltron
Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 17, 2021 4:56 am

Always the way. People are bad for the planet and just on the side, and very quietly, it would be best if they all died. But not ME, no no no. I’m too important.

Just like the whingers who say people should have no children, but have 6 of their own.

Rud Istvan
April 16, 2021 2:09 pm

Attenborough is obviously well beyond his ‘best used by’ date.
Loved his Blue Planet series about the oceans. But that came out (my DVD version, anyway) in 2001.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Rud Istvan
April 16, 2021 2:28 pm

The camera work in that video was tremendous- but that’s no credit to Attenborough- give the videographers the credit.

Richard Page
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 16, 2021 5:26 pm

Attenborough is not a naturalist, nor is he a scientist, he has made no discoveries or advancements of any note. At best you can say of him that he reads a script well and communicates that to the viewers. Why is this a-hole considered a ‘national treasure’ for heaven’s sake? There are many people in this world that have made worthy contributions, I do not include Attenborough among them.

Damon
Reply to  Richard Page
April 16, 2021 6:18 pm

Attenborough may be a good TV host, but he is a rotten biologist. The walrus scene was a fake from start to finish.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Richard Page
April 16, 2021 6:33 pm

He’s what the common people think of when they think of scientists. His was a highly contrived persona by the BBC. This is their forte in order to propagandize as they do. This has been a conscious agenda by BBC the executive to sell a narrative. He’s an actor … that’s all, riding on the name of his more accomplished brother’s contribution.

Kenji
Reply to  Richard Page
April 16, 2021 7:29 pm

His posh accent takes his (apparent) IQ from 88 to 118

JohnC
Reply to  Richard Page
April 17, 2021 2:11 am

Actually his degree is in the natural sciences after studying geology and zoology at Cambridge university.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  JohnC
April 17, 2021 3:05 am

If he studied geology he should know that CAGW is b*llocks. However, he’s a standard bearer for the thermageddonists, so he obviously learnt very little.

Kenji
Reply to  Rud Istvan
April 16, 2021 7:28 pm

He’s like all Pagan Atheists … searching for some meaning in his brief appearance in the natural world. This gets frantically urgent in the end years. I believe these are the absolutely most dangerous people on the planet. And if they have near unlimited power and $$$$$ like Bill Gates … they do things like spray aerosols in the stratosphere … to “save us all from global warming” … and end up killing us all.

Fred Streeter
Reply to  Kenji
April 18, 2021 2:58 am

There is no such thing as a Pagan Atheist, or an Atheist Pagan.
Atheists do not believe in and,, consequently do not worship, god(s) or “spirits of the air”, etc.
Pagans, apparently, worship either the “wrong” god(s) or other “spiritual” beings.

According to psychologists, “Having meaning and purpose in life decreases suicidal thoughts and depression”, especially in the aged.
Well in spite of being a 78 year old Atheist, I am not seeking a “meaning” to my life (frantically or otherwise), and my “purpose” is to live a long, active, life and screw as much money as I can from my pension funds, so that my wife, kids and grandkids can benefit.

2hotel9
Reply to  Fred Streeter
April 18, 2021 4:28 am

Dude, please don’t start the “atheists don’t believe in,,,,,,,,” again. My sides are still hurting from laughing at all the “world is ending because humans,,,,,,” idiots.

Fred Streeter
Reply to  2hotel9
April 18, 2021 6:24 am

Merely correcting Kenji.
No need for anyone else to get involved.

2hotel9
Reply to  Fred Streeter
April 18, 2021 7:21 am

Pagans are pagans and atheists are atheists and never the twain shall be separated. If you are going to break out the comedy at least make it funny.

Kenji
Reply to  Fred Streeter
April 18, 2021 10:35 am

I understand the difference, however, I was combining the two as an example of two groups who worship nothing (actually worship themselves, as you so helpfully illustrated), and those who worship inanimate objects such as; the trees, mountains, volcanos, etc.

No REAL meaning in life can be derived from the worship of; self, money, or the natural environment (that God created).

But thanks for your helpful “correction” otherwise.

Fred Streeter
Reply to  Kenji
April 20, 2021 3:48 am

A little late in replying, but yesterday was the first day this year to work comfortably outside.

As you know, the term Pagan derisively defined those who worshipped god(s) other than the one god of Judaism and the 3 in 1 god of Christianity. These Pagans also worshipped lesser gods or spirits associated with elements of the natural environment (e.g. Tiberinus, the god of the River Tiber, etc.).
Modern “Pagans” also worship the spirits associated with inanimate objects, not the objects themselves.

As to Atheism, I can only speak for myself, as I never enquire into others’ beliefs or lack thereof.
I have been one for as far back as I can remember, even though I received Religious Instruction in both Sunday School and State Education.
The strange thing is, people take me to be a Christian. I don’t mind, though, water off a duck’s back.

So, wishing to live a long and healthy life in order to benefit others is worshipping self and money?
It must be hard for you, wearing clothes of camel’s hair and living on locusts and wild honey.
(Anything more than that would indicate your worship of self and money).

Ruleo
Reply to  Rud Istvan
April 16, 2021 8:13 pm

Almost half that footage came from aquariums. FYI.

ResourceGuy
April 16, 2021 2:26 pm

I hope this is reported in India and African countries. They need to see what the comments are about them behind the scenes.

observa
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 16, 2021 6:12 pm

Personally if I were Davo I’d be a bit circumspect with the ‘white rhinos matter’ just at present.

Richard Patton
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 17, 2021 9:08 am

Africans and Indians consider this just more ‘white man knows best’ colonialism.

ResourceGuy
April 16, 2021 2:30 pm

Ultimately British opinion swamps all with their undiagnosed disease. Is it a legacy or byproduct of colonialism?

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 16, 2021 5:31 pm

It’s modern colonialism. The Victorians took over other countries because they knew best how to run a country, so it’s obviously in the natives best interests to let them. Tell me how it is different now when the descendants of those natives are told that the West still knows what is best for them and it’s in their best interests to do what they are told?

Richard Patton
Reply to  Richard Page
April 17, 2021 9:11 am

You are right. This climate change nonsense is designed to make sure the have-nots of the world remain have-nots.

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  ResourceGuy
April 17, 2021 7:01 am

I’m British and my ‘opinion’ on this matter is diametrically opposite to Sir David. So where do I sit then? On the one hand I’ve got DA telling me that I’m not natural and then you aligning me with his self-righteousness. Do not put me, and the many British, which in most cases will be ‘lower class’, in the same sentence.

Richard Page
Reply to  Stephen Skinner
April 18, 2021 11:12 am

I believe that he forgot about ‘manifest destiny’ which was the undiagnosed American disease and their version of colonial imperialism. Modern colonialism is now fairly universal across the West, hardly British or American, more a product of extreme left-wing views.

dk_
April 16, 2021 2:36 pm

“How did our society reach the point where such misanthropy is considered acceptable?”
Ain’t nuttin’ new — this is how despotic theocracies, and compost piles, are made.

Larry in Texas
April 16, 2021 2:38 pm

Outrageous. The notion that human beings are not part of the natural world, i.e., “outsiders,” is so totally anti-human AND anti-nature, enough to make me ask why Attenborough hates himself so much, much less other human beings. The same with other radical greens.

Perhaps it stems from the reification of “Nature” far too much that it becomes a harmful fallacy.

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lee riffee
Reply to  Larry in Texas
April 16, 2021 3:06 pm

That’s definitely an anti-science notion, as there is no evidence that our species originated anywhere else but here on earth. IMO in that regard, the greens have something in common with creationists…. Creationists believe that an all powerful creator placed humans here on earth, but I wonder what with (or who with) the greens believe “infested” (in their warped view point) the earth?

Drake
Reply to  lee riffee
April 16, 2021 3:53 pm

Don’t think so.

The creation theology has man AND all else created by the same being, so no “evidence” that man and all of creation on earth do not belong together.

The greens don’t accept either premise, they SAY mankind has no business on this earth, definitely the outlier from evolution AND creation science.

As has been said many times on this site, if they believe that, why are they sill alive, having children, etc. And the answer is, they do not believe that, this is all about power and manipulation.

lee riffee
Reply to  Drake
April 17, 2021 10:32 am

What I meant with the creationist thing was that they believe that humans are special (not that our species isn’t part of the earth and nature, as of course in Genesis it says God created Adam from the earth itself) as compared to earth and the rest of the life on it. Greens apparently think we are special too, but rather in a bad way….
And yes, if the powers that be believed their nonsense they would live it rather than just preach it to others.

Drake
Reply to  lee riffee
April 17, 2021 3:52 pm

I agree with you on that point. Creation theology does believe that God put man on earth to have dominion over all other living things. Regardless of what you believe on religion, scientifically, I do not see how you cannot see that MAN is special with regards to ALL other living beings on this good Earth.

The problem with leftists is they only believe SOME humans are special, themselves. Every liberal I have ever met thinks they should have the right to decide what are, and how to provide for, the special needs that others.

Then they do the providing through the government when they have control, rarely through their own direct actions. Or by supporting organizations that use lawsuits to “force” the government to do their biding, like Obama’s and soon OBidens Injustice department agreeing to consent decrees in court that go beyond the actual “LAWS” on the books. Ultimately with OPM.

Redge
April 16, 2021 2:46 pm

Sir David Attenborough, Patron Saint of the Optimum Trust AKA Population Matters AKA the biggest bunch of anti-human bar stewards on the planet

dk_
April 16, 2021 2:48 pm

Attenborough is deservedly self-despising:

There are hidden contradictions in the minds of people who “love Nature” while deploring the “artificialities” with which “Man has spoiled ‘Nature.'” The obvious contradiction lies in their choice of words, which imply that Man and his artifacts are not part of “Nature” — but beavers and their dams are. But the contradictions go deeper than this prima-facie absurdity. In declaring his love for a beaver dam (erected by beavers for beavers’ purposes) and his hatred for dams erected by men (for the purposes of men) the “naturist” reveals his hatred for his own race — i.e., his own self hatred. 
In the case of “Naturists” such self-hatred is understandable; they are such a sorry lot. But hatred is too strong an emotion to feel toward them; pity and contempt are the most they rate. 
As for me, willy-nilly I am a man, not a beaver, and H. sapiens is the only race I have or can have. Fortunately for me, I like being part of a race made up of men and women — it strikes me as a fine arrangement and perfectly “natural.”

-Robert Heinlein, ca 1977

Mr.
Reply to  dk_
April 16, 2021 4:14 pm

Yes, I reckon that all these wealthy ‘celebrities’ like Attenborough (est. net worth $35 million) have a deep-seated guilt complex about how they’ve been vested with fame & fortune for having done not much at all really, compared to say, some bloke who built a home for his family with his own hands.

So the way the elites assuage their guilt is to pile on to “humanity” causes, and get kudos from an adoring media.

Katie
Reply to  Mr.
April 16, 2021 5:07 pm

so so true

philincalifornia
Reply to  Katie
April 16, 2021 7:21 pm

Well, except for the adoring part – fake-adoring media maybe. They’re not adoring him, they’re adoring their own skills at being able to make this semi-demented old fool do a dance for them.

Kenji
Reply to  Mr.
April 16, 2021 7:33 pm

100% spot on

Richard Page
Reply to  dk_
April 16, 2021 5:34 pm

Possibly naturalists – I happen to like naturists, at least the more attractive female ones!

Kenji
Reply to  Richard Page
April 16, 2021 7:37 pm

Nothing quite like getting all natural and whatnot with a hot female naturalist. Au natur-al

Jon R
Reply to  dk_
April 16, 2021 7:16 pm

Only a good person would have the courage to hate himself right? At least until adolescence has been over for five minutes.

It’s all boi culture.

Voltron
Reply to  dk_
April 17, 2021 4:59 am

Heinlein has a million good quotes. Would loved to have met him

gbaikie
April 16, 2021 3:09 pm

“But let us suddenly realise that we are intruders, “
I self identify as natural.
And natural says, “the Attenborough intruder must leave immediately, and don’t bother wasting any time packing your bags”.

Steve Case
April 16, 2021 3:14 pm

 “…the natural world would by and large do much better if we weren’t there at all.”

You first David.

Rick C
Reply to  Steve Case
April 16, 2021 5:06 pm

“…the natural world would by and large do much better if we weren’t there at all.”

Even if this were true, my question would be so what? Who would care? It takes intelligence to understand how you are doing. It’s quite possible that we are the only intelligent life in the universe – at least that we will ever know of. Seems like a shame that anyone would prefer that we not exist.

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Gary Ashe
Reply to  Rick C
April 16, 2021 9:28 pm

Exactly, we could be the only intelligent life form, our self awareness could be unique, making human beings natures greatest ever achievement, the pinnacle of all life forms.

DHR
April 16, 2021 3:20 pm

“But let us suddenly realise that we are intruders, that we are latecomers…”

It depends. Leopard ancestors first appeared from 5 to 7 million years ago and evolved to something approximating their current form about 0.5 to 0.8 million years ago. The genus P. Leo (lions) are newcomers having evolved only 0.46 million years ago. The genus Homo evolved about 2.5 million years ago and began evolving to the Homo Sapien line (us) about 1.8 million years ago. So to leopards, we are late comers. To Lions, get out of my way! In the big picture, us, leopards, lions, and nearly every other living creature reached their current state in the past few million years (with exceptions like Horseshoe Crabs). All creatures are part of nature and nature, like the climate, constantly changes.

MPassey
April 16, 2021 3:32 pm

“How did our society reach the point where such misanthropy is considered acceptable?”

It’s apocalypse psychology, evolutionarily ancient, long present in Judeo-Christian eschatology, and now the environmentalist movement, starting with the Malthus, through the eugenics era, through the Club of Rome, to current versions of misanthropic environmentalism.

To quote Steven Pinker: “As with many apocalyptic movements, greenism is laced with misanthropy, including an indifference to starvation, an indulgence in ghoulish fantasies of a depopulated planet, and Nazi-like comparisons of human beings to vermin, pathogens, and cancer.” 

So, you have this phenomenon where the world-wide institutional elites embrace a path of increased energy poverty for the lower classes worldwide, to avoid carbon dioxide Armageddon. They are following the typical evolutionary impulse of outcompeting con-specifics for their own survival.  

whiten
Reply to  MPassey
April 17, 2021 3:38 am

With all due respect to you and your comment,
I still must say that when one completely ignorant of
Judeo-Christian religion,
one shall be advised not to speak about what one does not understand.

One clear indisputable main point in the Judeo-Christian religion is that the Malthusian kind of dogma is not acceptable and it is punishable, as the ugly crime against the “self”.

cheers

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Steve Case
April 16, 2021 3:44 pm

From my wanderings on the internet and a little off topic:

If you get the point and tire of reading, do at least scroll down to the last line (-:

One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up to a perfect world, one in which there were no petroleum products ruining the earth. She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with willow bark that had been pulverized with rocks.

“What’s this?” she asked.

“Pulverized willow bark,” replied her fairy godmother.

“What happened to the carpet?” she asked.

“The carpet was nylon, which is made from butadiene and hydrogen cyanide, both made from petroleum,” came the response.

Greta smiled, acknowledging that adjustments are necessary to save the planet, and moved to the sink to brush her teeth where instead of a toothbrush, she found a willow, mangled on one end to expose wood fiber bristles.

“Your old toothbrush?” noted her godmother, “Also nylon.”

“Where’s the water?” asked Greta.

“Down the road in the canal,” replied her godmother, Just make sure you avoid water with cholera in it”

“Why’s there no running water?” Greta asked, becoming a little peevish.

“Well,” said her godmother, who happened to teach engineering at MIT, “Where do we begin?” 

There followed a long monologue about how sink valves need elastomer seats and how copper pipes contain copper, which has to be mined and how it’s impossible to make all-electric earth- moving equipment with no gear lubrication or tires and how ore has to be smelted to make metal, and that’s tough to do with only electricity as a source of heat, and even if you use only electricity, the wires need insulation, which is petroleum-based, and though most of Sweden’s energy is produced in an environmentally friendly way because of hydro and nuclear, if you do a mass and energy balance around the whole system, you still need lots of petroleum products like lubricants and nylon and rubber for tires and asphalt for filling potholes and wax and iPhone plastic and elastic to hold your underwear up while operating a copper smelting furnace and . . .

“What’s for breakfast?” interjected Greta, whose head was hurting.

“Fresh, range-fed chicken eggs,” replied her godmother. “Raw.”

“How so, raw?” inquired Greta.

“Well, . . .” And once again, Greta was told about the need for petroleum products like transformer oil and scores of petroleum products essential for producing metals for frying pans and in the end was educated about how you can’t have a petroleum-free world and then cook eggs. Unless you rip your front fence up and start a fire and carefully cook your egg in an orange peel like you do in Boy Scouts. Not that you can find oranges in Sweden anymore.

“But I want poached eggs like my Aunt Tilda makes,” lamented Greta.

“Tilda died this morning,” the godmother explained. “Bacterial pneumonia.”

“What?!” interjected Greta. “No one dies of bacterial pneumonia! We have penicillin.”

“Not anymore,” explained godmother “The production of penicillin requires chemical extraction using isobutyl acetate, which, if you know your organic chemistry, is petroleum- based. Lots of people are dying, which is problematic because there’s not an easy way of disposing of the bodies since backhoes need hydraulic oil and crematoriums can’t really burn many bodies using as fuel Swedish fences and furniture, which are rapidly disappearing being used on the black market for roasting eggs and staying warm.”

This represents only a fraction of Greta’s day, a day without microphones to exclaim into and a day without much food, and a day without carbon-fiber boats to sail in, but a day that will save the planet.

Tune in tomorrow when Greta needs a root canal and learns how Novocain is synthesized

philincalifornia
Reply to  Steve Case
April 16, 2021 7:29 pm

Yep, funny indeed, but I never knew you could cook an egg in an orange peel. Maybe I’ll assuage some of my human guilt by trying that this weekend.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 16, 2021 9:43 pm

You can light the fire with a sandwich bag.

You fill the bag a third full of water, you then force the water into one corner of the bag and twist the bag so you have a diamond shaped bag bulging with water and use that as a magnifying glass.
It works it will start dry grass or paper alight iv’e seen it done.

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Oldseadog
Reply to  Gary Ashe
April 17, 2021 4:58 am

Only works when the sun is shining.
Just like solar electricity.

Steve Case
Reply to  Oldseadog
April 17, 2021 9:54 am

Ha ha ha!

Sort of late for my first chuckle of the day, but it will have to do, I don’t have much to laugh about these days.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Steve Case
April 17, 2021 12:15 pm

Well the sun is shining where I am, but I had to give up. The brown paper bag just couldn’t seem to form the right shape quickly enough.

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Tom in Toronto
April 16, 2021 3:56 pm

We, and what we do, is no less ‘natural’ than every other part of nature.

This reminds me of the stupidity of food products being labelled “ALL NATURAL”. I don’t care if something is human-created or ‘natural’. What I care about is whether it is harmful to me, or not. There are plenty of ‘natural’ but toxic things; and plenty of synthetic and benign (or even helpful) substances.

rah
Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 16, 2021 5:05 pm

Hey man, Jiff “Natural” peanut butter is excellent. Works great at home and no hydrogenated vegetable oil or added sugar. The only problem for this trucker is it doesn’t last in the truck. Separates very quickly with all the vibration and changes in temperature even if I flip the jar often. So I use the regular stuff in the truck because I would rather live with the unnatural stuff than without it!

Larry Brown
Reply to  rah
April 16, 2021 10:15 pm

Do you have a cooler in the truck? Peanut butter, once thoroughly mixed, will stay mixed if refrigerated.

rah
Reply to  Larry Brown
April 17, 2021 5:14 am

Nope! I appreciate the advise but I simply don’t want to spend the time required to clean a cooler out after every trip and often can’t spend the time to restock it before I go out. I never know how long it will be between the times I will be called out to run. It’s just the nature of my job.

I am on call to cover loads that don’t get covered or which a driver has called off from 24 hours five days a week. That means there are times that the load I am to haul is already behind schedule when they call me at home to take it. I am required to be at the terminal ready to depart within an hour after getting a call and to leave ASAP.

Thus my work cloths are laid out. My bag packed. The coffee maker set so I can push the button and start it and it can brew while I take a shower in preparation to leave. I dress, fill a thermos and my travel cup with coffee and I’m out the door. I live within 15 minutes drive of the terminal where the truck is parked.

Yea, it’s a pain in the ass sometimes but the financial compensation of $1,400 a week salary plus bonuses, Per Diem, and OT pay, more than makes up for it IMO.

John Bell
April 16, 2021 4:04 pm

It is VERY fashionable these days for self-imagined elitists to make such statements. DA wants to look chic, and look down his nose at the little people who clutter up the planet. He makes me sick.

paul courtney
April 16, 2021 4:25 pm

Sir David may be big stuff in the U.K., but here in the U.S.A., you need a catchy slogan. I wonder if Sir David would see a problem with “No Lives Matter”?

Steve Case
Reply to  paul courtney
April 16, 2021 8:40 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha – Good one!

Alan the Brit
Reply to  paul courtney
April 16, 2021 10:43 pm

I met him once at a professional dinner in Exeter, he’d been down to hand out a few gongs to some students at the local uni! I found him very passionate about his beliefs, & arrogant to boot!

saveenergy
Reply to  paul courtney
April 17, 2021 7:50 am

Well, in the grand scheme of life “No Lives Matter”, nature doesn’t care who or what you are or what you believe.
I’m OK with that !

Oddly the ‘greens’ aren’t, it seems only the chosen (green ones) few can inherit the earth, sounds like a cult to me.

Attenborough is one stupid cult !!!

Gordon A. Dressler
April 16, 2021 4:26 pm

From the last of the quotes ascribed to Attenborough in the above article:
” . . . and that the natural world would by and large do much better if we weren’t there at all.”

Hmmmm . . . good ol’ Sir David gives evidence of being ignorant of the disasters that have befallen the “natural world” previously, all without mankind being around . . . you know, things like four previous Ice Ages and the asteroid impact that ended the Cretaceous period and wiped out something like 75% of all plant and animal species then on Earth!

The have been four other documented mass extinction events on Earth, some or all of which might be attributed to large asteroid/comet impacts with Earth:
Triassic-Jurassic Extinction: 210 million years ago,
Permian-triassic Extinction: 250 million years ago,
Devonian Extinction: 365 million years ago, and
Ordovician-Silurian Extinction: 440 million years ago.

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Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
April 16, 2021 5:08 pm

CO2 dropped to 280 ppm not too long ago….and without man’s CO2 contribution….Mother Nature may have just taken CO2 down to plant extinction levels. Sir David likes his O2 thanks to plants.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Anti-griff
April 17, 2021 5:10 am

That was 180ppm during last glacial advance!
Many plants die at 150ppm, and the coccolithophores and foraminifera don’t really care about your fancy accents or degrees!

rah
April 16, 2021 4:55 pm

All of these years and the man still hasn’t learned that he and we are all a part of “the natural world”.

Sheri
April 16, 2021 5:15 pm

So humans are either special and made by God (unlike the animals) or they are aliens. Attenborough denies evolution here so those are his only other choices, unless he’s got a whole new magical way humans got on this earth.

Katie
April 16, 2021 5:23 pm

Yes dito so many comments already = He’s an over glorified ‘Presenter’, and yes his occupation and his fame is really due to the amazing videographers and the technology (all human inventions of course – did he miss that bit? really!) that has improved out of site to bring those with the technology (TVs,computers etc etc.) to enjoy the natural world he presents. And yet, Yes so true – it’s those billions who don’t get access to the beautiful world he presents – that he an his now over the top, self-righteous ignorant attitude fails to see or recognise in any way.
I can’t even say the guys name anymore and to think I used to admire this indulgent man who influences 1st worlder’s so god damn easily – it’s not funny how unwoke they really are – to suck this up – his yes so true – imperialistic attitude – give me David Bellamy any day!!

John Doran
Reply to  Katie
April 17, 2021 2:23 am

Spot on, thanks.

Zig Zag Wanderer
April 16, 2021 5:47 pm

My argument against doom-mongers like this is to say that if we are destroying the planet, and we’re all going to die, then surely that’s what you want anyway, so why don’t we just carry on? Nature would happily continue. As George Carlin said, we may be stuffed, but the planet will be fine!

Personally I don’t believe it’s going to hell, so it doesn’t matter. I just want the doom-mongers to STFU.

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Gunga Din
April 16, 2021 6:17 pm

Is Attenborough any relation this guy?
https://www.azquotes.com/author/26203-David_Foreman

Pat Frank
April 16, 2021 6:39 pm

We know what the natural world was like before we humans arrived on the scene with our humane values, our art, our science, all a product of our conscious thought:

500 million years of mindless bellowing and the screams of the predated, preceded by 2 billion years of heaving green sludge.

That’s what Attenborough celebrates.

Xinnie the Pooh
April 16, 2021 6:50 pm

I’m actually looking forward to his imminent demise – hopefully he has a covid vaccine soon

Simon
Reply to  Xinnie the Pooh
April 17, 2021 1:56 pm

Prat comment. Grow up.

April 16, 2021 7:09 pm

Whenever I accidentally run across yet another Climate-Porn Piece by David Attenborough, I realize again that he is an Intruder in the World of Sanity.

Terry
April 16, 2021 7:22 pm

Attenborough has lived his life and now can be as big a hypocrite as he wishes. Having said that, David it not to late to end hypocrisy and do the right thing for a man of your beliefs.

gringojay
April 16, 2021 7:44 pm

Yeah, well the thrill is gone.

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Walter Sobchak
April 16, 2021 8:31 pm

David Attenborough is 94 years old. With any luck he will called home before he does too much more damage.

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
April 16, 2021 9:57 pm

These lefties that remain childless are the real definition of a parasite on mother nature.
1st priority of nature is to reproduce, and if you dont the resources you use your whole life are wasted resources as far as she is concerned, a fruitless waste.

Richard Page
Reply to  Gary Ashe
April 18, 2021 7:13 am

Gee thanks a million. I don’t have children and I have never considered myself to be a ‘parasite’ – frankly that is as stupid an attitude as the one given in the article by Attenborough. Seems that stupidity abounds.

2hotel9
Reply to  Richard Page
April 18, 2021 7:23 am

Yep, the left is chock full-O-stupid.

rwisrael
April 16, 2021 9:21 pm

I’m sure the unemployed Indians were hugely grateful to be able to see the Himalayas with their starving children.

fretslider
April 17, 2021 12:14 am

Like the Beatles, the Attenboroughs are dying in the wrong order.

David is utterly consumed with self-loathing-and money

Climate believer
April 17, 2021 1:25 am

“Sir David Attenborough has urged people to remember their impact on the natural world”

I’d love to know how he squares the hypocrisy in that statement. A man that has spent his life clocking up air miles around the planet, and personally impacting the natural world more than most of us put together.

So now there are no tourists in Africa David, who’s paying the animal protection bills?

https://kwcakenya.com/conservancies/

Extract:
In Kenya today, conservancies are a recognised land use under the Wildlife Act of 2013, making them an attractive land use option for communities and land owners as they offer improved land and resource rights and access to incentives.
In the Maasai Mara, for example, 15 conservancies protect over 450,000 acres of a critical habitat for the great Serengeti-Mara wildebeest migration. This has seen the lion population double over the last decade and 3,000 household earn more than $4 million annually from tourism.
A similar success story is unveiling along the Coastal Region of Kenya where local communities are protecting endangered animals such as the hirola antelope, resulting in the doubling of the population of the endangered hirola in just three years (from 48 in 2012 to 97 in 2015).
Sorry, but the man has become a radicalised eco nut and is in the process of destroying his legacy.

Petit_Barde
April 17, 2021 1:54 am

This neo-malthusian hypocrite is as ignorant as a flat earther,
but unlike flat earthers, he is actually dangerous because his nonsense is mediatized by CAGW propagantists as the BBC.

Ed Zuiderwijk
April 17, 2021 1:59 am

The old Malthusian must be welcoming his own impending demise. What a sad look-back on your own life.

John Doran
April 17, 2021 2:47 am

So the old dolt has finally flipped his lid entirely.
He’s an anti-humanist directly descended from the idiot monster Malthus, who’s been proven wrong this past 222 years.
He’s preaching for a world without cathedrals, art or music.
He’s advocating for a planet without children, the old fool.
PhD nuclear engineer Robert Zubrin deals with this nonsense in his book Merchants Of Despair.
I used to so look forward to his programs when I was young, now I can’t look at him without contempt.
JD.

leitmotif
April 17, 2021 2:58 am

Attenborough is a prostitute. Something the late David Bellamy never was.

Hokey Schtick
April 17, 2021 2:58 am

Let’s see him put his money where his mouth is. You go first, David.

John Doran
April 17, 2021 3:02 am

Attenbollocks brings into question the origins of Mankind.
The two alternatives we are fed are creationism or Darwinism.
The third is alien interference with Homo Erectus to eventually produce Homo Sapiens.
Well worth a read is genius journalist Jim Marrs, RIP, Our Occulted History.
Were humans created as a slave race to mine for gold for their Anunnaki masters? Is the Moon a hollowed out spaceship? From ancient Sumerian clay tablets to modern NASA scientists.
His Alien Agenda is also a great read.
JD.

John Doran
Reply to  John Doran
April 17, 2021 3:21 am

Joachim Hagopian also deals with the Anunnaki, but as a sub-theme.
The main thrust of his series of 5 books is how the 1%s use child abuse as a blackmail tool to control politicians etc: Pedophilia & Empire.
Can be read free online:
pedoempire.org
JD.

Rusty
April 17, 2021 3:10 am

Surely the quickest way to get rid of humans is to keep pumping out CO2 and let the climate emergency happen as fast as possible. /sarc

Ed Zuiderwijk
April 17, 2021 3:40 am

Attenborough attacked for animal ‘soap operas’.

https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pan3.10202

Abolition Man
April 17, 2021 4:59 am

As a soldier in the battle to save life on Earth from annihilation due to CO2 loss, I am deeply offended that this idiot is given the airtime to spew his self loathing propaganda! Apparently he slept through his geology courses, or hasn’t kept up with more recent studies that show our modern warming to be mild compared to other recent warm periods, and our CO2 level to still be dangerously low when one considers the NATURAL processes that continue to remove the gas of life from our atmosphere!
It takes a special kind of idiot to create a problem out of thin air! Making unconscious attempts to save all life should be celebrated as a lucky choice, and one that needs to be reinforced! Only a nihilist of questionable intelligence and sanity would decry mankind’s effects on the natural world! Without human intervention Earth will soon become a planet that only a geologist could love!
David, why don’t you and your whole brood take a long walk off a short pier!

saveenergy
Reply to  Abolition Man
April 17, 2021 11:01 am

“David, why don’t you and your whole brood take a long walk off a short pier!”

Could be done as part of a ‘Pier Revue’ (:-))

Stephen Skinner
April 17, 2021 5:11 am

“That human beings, with the best will in the world, cannot help but restrict the natural world.”
Humanity is also of the natural world. What are we if we are not?

David Hartley
April 17, 2021 5:13 am

So Mr Rotten-borough if you know so much about the Natural World then the rest of the Primates must also be intruders. Disgusting old Oxbridge fart who’s degree in Earth Sciences must equate in someway to a Diploma in Meeeja studies why not vacate yourself from such an onerous position of being an intruder on the Planet soon as you can luvee.

Matthew Sykes
April 17, 2021 5:26 am

He is an idiot. The urban fox population in the UK is about 20 times as dense as in the wild.

The bat population would be a tiny fraction were it not for our houses, there are no where near as many caves of course.

Man is part of nature, he cant help but be, and nature lives in us, and around us, we are nature, all of it, the entire tree of life.

Man wasnt thrown out of the garden of Eden, he never left it. Man is not guilty, there is no original sin. Attenborough is a fool, and clearly exposes how environmentalism is a religion based on Christian creationism.

2hotel9
April 17, 2021 6:18 am

Attenborough is an early advocate of forced human extinction, yet he has not taken that option himself. Hypocrite.

Olen
April 17, 2021 7:52 am

Rain, snow and fog block the view of those creatures with vision that are looking for food and water or escaping bad weather or other natural disasters. Or escaping being eaten. It is doubtful any dinosaurs thought what a beautiful view.

Fran
April 17, 2021 8:03 am

Never could stand the over-modulated voice of Attenborough.

Here is a fascinating talk about the evolution of the big brain in in the human lineage. The problem is how it got started, given the gross energy requirement, and I think Jess Thompson has a really new and plausible theory.

saveenergy
Reply to  Fran
April 17, 2021 11:52 am

Thanks for that link, Jess Thompson knows her stuff & speaks well

Bob
April 17, 2021 8:28 am

I wonder if the gazelle that cheetah had for lunch thought the natural world was as perfect as David Attenborough does. and that humans shouldn’t have “intruded” and managed it.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Bob
April 17, 2021 8:58 am

No the gazelle thought “if there’s any justice I’ll come back as a virus that k!lls cheetahs”

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Al Miller
April 17, 2021 6:33 pm

I have a huge problem with the stunning arrogance of such people as the lying David A. These types all have this incredible self righteousness to be so sure to inform the rest of us how we must live (or not live). That they back it up with lie after lie about the environment should be enough to tell everyone the kind of evil we are dealing with.

goracle
April 17, 2021 8:08 pm

“the natural world would by and large do much better if we weren’t there at all”…. by all means, may sir David off himself up to the next world so that this natural world be much better… you should practice what you preach lest you be called a hypocrite.

Rod Evans
April 18, 2021 3:16 am

You would hope, someone whose only skill is voicing over the quality camera work and hard work of others. Would have realised by the age of 90+ He wasn’t really that clever or wise enough to advise others.
Unfortunately the BBC breeds an attitude of superiority to cover up their unscientific inadequacy.
It fools some fools, but the educated in the audience know what they are seeing and hearing.
Attenborough is a disgrace to his generation.

Alexander Vissers
April 19, 2021 2:07 am

Probably mostly true, certainly irrelevant and definitely misanthropic. I share Attenborough’ś awe for natural beauty but lack the slightest understanding for his urge to moralise and monger fear. In particular in view of the great advancements made in environmental and wildlife protection.

gowest
April 19, 2021 11:33 am

Disgusting – making money out of other peoples misery and loss. Tick!

Val
April 20, 2021 12:48 pm

David Attenborough is an ignorant individual who doesn’t keep up with ACTUAL science, but only pushes narrative propaganda, despite making good nature documentaries. Too bad he has never visited Suspicious Observers on YT for the latest in astrophysics, astronomy, climate related issues and long-term trends with the planet.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers

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