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BBC - Attenborough’s Life in Colour (2 Viewers)

JTweedie

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Just watched this tonight. Some great footage of hummingbirds in flight, and I was also surprised to learn that flamingoes may lose their colour when having a stressful time raising a chick.
 

WalterRayle

Emeritus Prof at University of the Bearded Clam
United Kingdom
I saw some bits of it and was taken aback by David 'stop killing the planet you bast*rds' Attenborough having flown to Costa Rica to present a two minute piece to camera, hardly a good example of reducing a carbon footprint. I'm sure he could have stayed at home at done a voice-over like he seems to have done for much of the programme. But then that's the kind of hypocrisy I've come to expect over the years, like the global travellers who present the 'awful'Watch programmes and the latest BBC darling Alex Scott bemoaning us having to stay at home while she's been popping up in sports studios and football grounds throughout lockdown.
 

JTweedie

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I get the feeling that this programme was put together at the same time as others. Some of the footage was the same as other series and I think the locations where he was on screen were also shown in earlier series, so he would have been narrating for multiple series. What about the camera crews they send around the world? Without them we'd not see anything at all.
 

jurek

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I saw some bits of it and was taken aback by David 'stop killing the planet you bast*rds' Attenborough having flown to Costa Rica to present a two minute piece to camera, hardly a good example of reducing a carbon footprint. I'm sure he could have stayed at home
Climate revolution starts eating its revolutionaries! :D :D :D

Costa Rica is one of places which economy and wildlife are hugely dependent on international tourism, travelling by plane. Without tourists its wonderful rainforests will be converted to farms and timber long before climate change destroys them. I am surprised this is not happening in large scale already (probably is, but such stories don't pass to the main media as not following the politically correct line).
 

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