Let's All Raise A Glass To Sir David Attenborough On His 92nd Birthday
There are a few things that the world can collectively agree are bloody awesome and one of those rare gems is Sir David Attenborough.
Having been in broadcasting for the better part of six decades, he's blessed us with priceless documentaries that have educated the masses about the weird, wild and wonderful world that we live in.
Last year, audiences were particularly dazzled by Blue Planet II, which over seven 60-minute episodes delved into what lurks below the ocean surface, as well as advocating for people to be more mindful of our use of plastics.
We have so much to thank Sir David for as he's campaigned tirelessly over the decades for the global population to be interested in and care for the environment.
He made a rousing speech at the end of Planet Earth II, which was critically acclaimed, where he said to the camera: "Now, over half of us live in an urban environment. My home, too, is here - in the city of London. Looking down on this great metropolis, the ingenuity with which we continue to reshape the surface of our planet is very striking.
"But it's also sobering. It reminds me of just how easy it is for us to lose our connection with the natural world.
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"Yet, it's on this connection that the future of both humanity and the natural world will depend. And it is, surely, our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth."
I think we can all agree that there aren't nearly enough public holidays and a Sir David Attenborough Day would be hugely appreciated.
He was once asked what he would have done if he hadn't have got into TV, and he replied that he would've liked to have been a teacher. Can you imagine if you had his dulcet tones teaching you about the way of the world?
Apparently, we have two programmes to look forward to for 2018, Attenborough and the Sea Dragon and Dynasty, which will look into lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers and emperor penguins.
He said in October last year that he 'sees no reason' why he can't live past 100 years old, which is something we'd all be happy to see.
So, let's all raise a glass to Sir David, who turns 92 today. The world wouldn't be the same with him.
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