Our Planet by David Attenborough (Netflix)

Our Planet was directed by the greatest documentary-makers such as Alastair Fothergill, director of the acclaimed TV mini-series Blue Planet, Jonathan Hughes and Keith Scholey, with seven nature documentaries under his belt, who all warn us together with David Attenborough, the famous naturalist and scientific broadcaster, of the evident dangers facing the planet and humankind.

“Our planet is heading for disaster. We need to learn to work with nature not against her.”

Yes, yes, we know it’s nothing new and that there are many other documentaries that talk about this, but… we always need reminding because, as you know, some people must be living in Narnia because they prefer to play deaf and remain unafraid of the evidence…

One of the distinctive features of this documentary is that in order to raise awareness of the uncertainty of the current environmental situation of planet Earth, David Attenborough uses the great tragedy that was the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear energy plant, provoked by mankind, as an example. Mainly because, 30 years later, nature has forged its way naturally through the catastrophe… and yet, human beings are still unable to live there for a prolonged period of time due to radiation.

Our Planet also goes over the beginning of David Attenborough’s life and shows some of the expeditions he has been on throughout his 94 years, such as the one in May 1991 to a wild tribe in New Guinea or the expedition in January 1978 to the mountain gorillas in the Central African jungle, among many others. An absolutely revealing and interesting journey where we can see the incredible and devastating passage of time on our planet, due to the damage we are causing it.

After this review of some of Attenborough’s many experiences with nature, they emphasize the importance and the need to preserve nature, biodiversity and the marine eco-systems because, as well as showing us how they work as a perfect system, their effects are also unpredictable for life on Earth.

“The truth is: the natural world is changing and we are totally dependent on it. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.”

In the same manner, regardless of whether your view is more or less positive, the truth is that we cannot deny that this will not sort itself out on its own but rather requires the active help of each and every one of us. This is why Attenborough dares to list a series of changes and sacrifices needed to reverse a part of this process or at least to slow down the fatal end.

“Nature will survive our decline as a society, but human beings will not be able to.”

We will say no more, it is best if you watch this documentary, available on Netflix, so you may understand the scale of the situation, thanks to the informative tone of the documentary.  Its objective? To stir our conscience, and at the same time, to inject hope in every human being so that we do not fall and continue to fight for the common benefit for humankind and the planet

“What we do now and in the next few years will deeply affect the next few thousands of years.”

*We want to take the opportunity to share an interview between Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough with you and to invite you to watch the series “Our planet” on Netflix.

Have a great weekend!

(**) The translation of this article has been done by OXINITY. The best online school to learn and speak English.



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