David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough is a famous British naturalist. In this trailer, he talks about his documentary A Life on Our Planet.

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Tonight we've got rather a different programme for you.

I am David Attenborough and I am 93. I've had the most extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

The living world is a unique and spectacular marvel. Yet the way we humans live on Earth is sending it into a decline. Human beings have overrun the world. We're replacing the wild with the tame. 

This film is my witness statement and my vision of the future. The story of how we came to make this our greatest mistake. And how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. 

Our planet is headed for disaster. We need to learn how to work with nature rather than against it. And I'm going to tell you how.

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Submitted by Othmano on Fri, 07/07/2023 - 09:17

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We must act now before things become irreversible

Submitted by Júlia Helí on Tue, 25/04/2023 - 08:53

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I think that the video is really good  because it talks about pollution that, we humans,
are producing. And it talks about the things that will hapen if we don’t do
something right now.

On the other hand, David Attenbrough, talks very well and he
does it in a way that we can all understand. He also made us think about how
bad we are acting related to pollution and climate change.

Submitted by alfall09 on Tue, 25/04/2023 - 08:53

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I think that the video is really good because it talks about pollution that, we humans, are producing. And it talks about the things that will hapen if we don’t do something right now.
On the other hand, David Attenbrough, talks very well and he does it in a way that we can all understand. He also made us think about how bad we are acting related to pollution and climate change.

Submitted by rogeralbareda on Mon, 24/04/2023 - 07:54

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I think that this video is very true because all the humans are destroying the world with all the pollution that we producte with cars, factories... This pollutino is killing a lot of animals and it will contaminate the air.

Submitted by IvanSergi on Mon, 24/04/2023 - 07:49

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David Atenborough is a nice person, I agree with all that he says and also I think that we can improve the enviroment if he says us how.
I like so much the final sentence: "We need to learn to fight with the nature not against it". It's so reflective

Submitted by LaiaEnglish on Fri, 21/04/2023 - 07:48

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This video is very interesting. The humans are destroying the planet and we need to do something to prevent it! I will defenitly watch this and help the planet, I hope someday we can work with the nature instead of against it.

Submitted by paolo.maddaloni on Fri, 24/02/2023 - 15:32

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I have never seen David films, but I've heard about him and his work as naturalist and presenter of tv programs on nature and animals. If I remember well, he comes from a family of naturalists and his father owned a sort of safari zoo in Australia wher animals could live in freedom.
In Italy we had had a similar man, Piero Angela, recently passed away. Like David Attenborough Piero Angela started to work in television as announcer at the beginning of television broadcasting and then he specialised himself on scientific tv programs. Peraphs the main difference between Angela and Attenborough have been the more large range of Angela's programs, which talked about nature and animals, like Attemborough, but often about history, particularly on ancient history, as well as about technology.

Submitted by AlexandraMT on Thu, 12/01/2023 - 22:19

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No, but I want to watch this series because it is important to take care of nature.

Submitted by sheishei20 on Fri, 25/11/2022 - 00:25

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I haven't seen any of David Attenborough's films yet, however., I apreciated this thriller in the way he explains his vision about to take care the planet life thought the work together (animals, plants and humans) with the finality to avoid a disaster. I think its important for us to take care about the live we want to leave for the next generations.

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Submitted by Julio 12 on Sun, 12/06/2022 - 20:54

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I have not seen any of his films But I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.
I admire people who dedicate their lives to serve others and specially animals.