Attenborough’s New Climate Change Documentary Will Make You Do Something About It
Attenborough’s new documentary film explores the science of climate change.

Attenborough’s Climate Change Documentary Will Make You Do Something About It

David Attenborough’s documentary “Climate Change: The Facts” explores the impact of the climate crisis.

The film carefully examines the science behind climate change. It features individual stories of people already affected by climate crisis and interviews with leading scientists. The film explores the solutions that must be actioned both personally and globally to prevent any further damage.

Attenborough is a natural historian, writer, and presenter best known for his work with the BBC Natural History Unit, and particularly the Life Collection. In recent years, Attenborough has been increasingly vocal about environmental concerns, and his recent Netflix documentary “Our Planet” also explored climate change and its effects on the natural world.

“Because it costs money in realistic terms, dealing with these problems mean we have to change our lifestyles,” Attenborough told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee at a parliamentary meeting about the UK’s commitment to net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050.

“I suspect we are right now at the beginning of a big change. Young people are the stimulus bringing that about,” said Attenborough. He added, “the most encouraging thing I see of course is that the electorate of tomorrow are making their voices very, very clear.”

“We cannot be radical enough in dealing with these issues,” Attenborough told the gathered MPs.

Attenborough’s New Climate Change Documentary Will Make You Do Something About It

Attenborough told the Business, Energy and Industrial Committee that seeing dead sections of the barrier reef was a particularly striking example of climate change.

‘It Matters to the Whole World’

In an interview with the Radio Times earlier this year, David Attenborough also indicated that he no longer eats meat. While the change was not motivated by “ideological reasons,’‘ Attenborough said that he finds the mechanised, industrial scale of modern animal agriculture “depressing.” He said, “we can’t go on eating meat at the rate we have been.”

“We may well say… ‘well it doesn’t really matter whether we go on eating meat, because we’re not affected,’” Attenborough said. “But in fact, it does matter because it matters to the whole world. And the first people to feel the consequences are, of course, the poor. Those at the bottom of the heap. Those that are really vulnerable to what is happening in the climate.”

“Climate Change: The Facts” was first broadcast on 18 April and can be streamed online.