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David Attenborough Is Presenting 'Urgent' New Film On Climate Change, Airing This Spring

Jess Hardiman

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David Attenborough Is Presenting 'Urgent' New Film On Climate Change, Airing This Spring

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Sir David Attenborough will present an 'urgent' new documentary about climate change, which is due to air this spring on BBC One.

The one-off film, Climate Change - The Facts, will show footage that illustrates the disastrous impact global warming has already had on our planet, along with interviews with climatologists and meteorologists who discuss the science behind recent extreme weather phenomena - including the wildfires that swept California in November 2018.

The California wildfires that ravaged the state in November last year. Credit: PA
The California wildfires that ravaged the state in November last year. Credit: PA

As well as focusing on the many threats our environment faces, the documentary will also outline possible solutions.

The BBC has said the film promises 'an unflinching explanation of what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for human populations'.

Director of content Charlotte Moore said: "There is a real hunger from audiences to find out more about climate change and understand the facts.

"We have a trusted guide in Sir David Attenborough, who will be speaking to the challenging issues that it raises, and present an engaging and informative look at one of the biggest issues of our time."

Attenborough has said conditions have changed 'far faster' than he ever imagined when he started talking about the environment two decades ago.

David Attenborough. Credit: PA
David Attenborough. Credit: PA

In the documentary, the broadcaster says: "In the 20 years since I first started talking about the impact of climate change on our world, conditions have changed far faster than I ever imagined.

"It may sound frightening but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.

"We're running out of time but there's still hope... I believe that if we better understand the threat we face, the more likely it is that we can avoid such a catastrophic future."

Last December, Attenborough warned the world that climate change is 'our greatest threat', telling us that it would lead to the demise of civilisation as we know it.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Katowice, Poland, he said: "Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change.

"If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon."

Climate Change - The Facts will be broadcast on BBC One this spring.

Topics: Entertainment, Global Warming, TV and Film, News, david attenborough, trash isles, UK

Jess Hardiman
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