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David Attenborough's New Netflix Documentary Leaves Viewers Distraught

David Attenborough's New Netflix Documentary Leaves Viewers Distraught

Sir David Attenborough's latest documentary has left viewers incredibly distressed, with many pledging to change their lives.

A Life On Our Planet landed on Netflix last Sunday (4 October) and is the environmentalist's 'witness statement'.

The harrowing documentary explains the drastic changes Earth has undergone during his lifetime, and the devastation that awaits if nothing is done.

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In the film, Sir David says: "The natural world is failing. The evidence is all around. It's happening in my lifetime. I've seen it with my own eyes."

But the harsh realities laid out by the 94-year-old left many viewers questioning their own role in the havoc that humans have wreaked on the world.

Writing on Twitter, one person said: "Watching A Life On Our Planet, and that s*** was disturbing. I'm definitely going to be making some changes in my life. Humans are disgusting. I cannot believed what I just watched."

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Another commented: "If you haven't already you need to watch David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet. I am honestly speechless, we've been warned and it's up to us to make a change. We can do better than this."

A third wrote: "David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is a must watch for everybody. How to change in order to preserve life and nature before it is too late."

While another added: "Everyone should watch David Attenborough's new documentary, A Life On Our Planet. It will scare you and inspire you to be the change this world desperately needs. Pleeeeease watch."

The film's official synopsis says: "Produced by award-winning wildlife filmmakers Silverback Films and global environmental organization WWF, this unique feature documentary tells the story of life on our planet by the man who has seen more of the natural world than any other.

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"In more than 90 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder.

Sir David Attenborough's latest documentary has left many vowing to change their behaviour. Credit: PA
Sir David Attenborough's latest documentary has left many vowing to change their behaviour. Credit: PA

"Addressing the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, the film offers a powerful message of hope for future generations."

The film goes alongside a new book of the same name, which documents the environmentalist's life exploring the living world.

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Speaking to The Telegraph, Sir David said: "We live our comfortable lives in the shadow of a disaster of our own making.

"That disaster is being brought about by the very things that allow us to live our comfortable lives. And it's quite natural to carry on in this way until there's a convincing reason not to do so, and a very good plan for an alternative.

"The natural world is fading. The evidence is all around, it's happened during my lifetime. I have seen it with my own eyes, it will lead to our destruction."

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Environment, david attenborough, UK Entertainment, Animals, Nature

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]