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Sir David Attenborough Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir David Attenborough Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The world's favourite naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has received his fair share of awards over his time.

However the voice behind such legendary series like Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Our Planet has been bestowed one of the biggest gongs in the industry.

Sir David has been gifted Britain's TV Choice lifetime achievement award for his contribution to natural history television.

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A ceremony will take place later tonight, however the 93-year-old has already received his award.

The TV Choice Awards released a statement saying: "Still working, learning and making programmes, Sir David Attenborough isn't just a British hero, he's a global icon.

Sir David seems pretty chuffed with the accolade and has thanked the organisation for their honour.

"What I do isn't always entertaining, and sometimes people hear things they don't like. But this is an honour and a great pleasure," he said.

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While Attenborough is getting old, he certainly isn't slowing down.

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Credit: PA

He recently blasted politicians for not doing more to combat the effects of climate change.

Speaking about the Great Barrier Reef, Sir David told UK Parliament's Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee: "I will never forget diving on the reef...and suddenly seeing, instead of this multitude of wonderful forms and life, that it was stark white.

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"It had bleached white because of the rising temperatures and the increasing acidity of the sea."

But then he geared up for a direct attack on those people who are standing in the way of effective change.

"I am sorry that there are people who are in power, and internationally, notably of course: the United States but also in Australia - which is extraordinary because Australia is already facing having to deal with some of the most extreme manifestations of climate change," he said.

"Both Australia and America - those voices are clearly heard - and one hopes that the electorate will actually respond to those."

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"It's very, very important that voices of dissent should have a place where they're heard and the arguments between the two sides can be worked out in public, and compared and analysed in public, that's very important."

On the positive side of the speech, he said that he has faith in the younger generation because they seem to get the threat of climate change.

"The most encouraging thing I see is that the electorates of tomorrow are already making their voices very, very clear," he said.

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Congratulations Sir David.

To support LADbible Australia's efforts to make The Great Barrier Reef an Australian citizen and get her the same rights as every other Aussie (most importantly, the right to life), click here and let the Australian government know that we can all do better.

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