A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

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The series includes Life on Earth (1979), The Living Planet (1984), The Trials of Life (1990), Life in the Freezer (about Antarctica; 1993), The Private Life of Plants (1995), The Life of Birds (1998), The Life of Mammals (2002), Life in the Undergrowth (2005) and Life in Cold Blood (2008). Earth will persist, life will recover in one form or another — we, after all, only had a chance to thrive because the world of dinosaurs got extinguished, benefitting from that horror in the world — but that post-extinction planet will not only lose its current ever-declining biodiversity but will likely not be a friendly place for us, humans, to continue (well, other than those few super-rich who can find resources to get through everything, leaving those less fortunate to burn). Why is it that the pain is not bringing us together but instead, is pushing us so away from each other that in my mind, we are never going to be together again? The world's population has more than tripled, carbon in the atmosphere increased by almost 50% and remaining wilderness almost halved. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day – the loss of our planet’s wild places, its biodiversity.

He has always been the figure of reason, the gentle voice that describes animals mating or fighting for survival on Sunday night TV, but most of all, he seen changes that most of us have not lived through in our lifetimes, and I believe that everything he tells us about climate change and the problematic changes to our planet, is entirely true. of Life (1990), The Private Life of Plants (1995), Life of Birds (1998), The Blue Planet (2001), Life of Mammals (2002), Planet Earth (2006) and Life in Cold Blood (2008). He visited places such as the African Serengeti, in which native animals require vast areas of land to maintain grazing patterns.

Wie der deutsche Titel es schon sagt: David Attenborough ist wohl der berühmteste und angesehenste Naturfilmer der Welt. We need to consider alternative ways to feed ourselves without straining our natural resources even more and to do so in a fair way. We can prevent over-fishing by only permitting the practice in certain parts of the ocean, leaving others undisturbed to recover their populatioins.

The book is divided into three parts: My Witness Statement, What Lies Ahead, and A Vision for the Future. of the mass of all the mammals on Earth is made up of our own bodies and those of the animals that we raise to eat. The United Nations forecast a population of 11 billion by the end of the century, but the milestone could be attained earlier. How could he not bemoan these changes when he has had such rare experiences with our planet's other residents?

It has its difficult parts, but I think it is very well worth the read, even a reread, which I think I'm going to do later this year. The first section was about his life and that was all very interesting and I was glad it started like that before talking about the future of the earth. We've not only got ourselves into this climate crisis, but we've also started the sixth extinction event with our behaviour, and it's going to hurt us as well if we don't manage to turn this around.

Why is it that our home is crying and instead of succumbing to our love for home, we are growing aloof from it? This book is released when Attenborough is 93 years old, and it is still up to the standards one expects from him. For someone new to the environmental sciences, ‘A Life on our Plant’ would, I believe offer a gentle start in getting to grips with a complex topic.Extinctions and huge changes have happened in the history of the planet before, but this one is not due to natural forces. With just three statistical numbers - world population, carbon in atmosphere, and remaining wilderness - he was able to portray such a shockingly drastic deterioration of life on our planet that occurred just within the span of a human life. But that being said it wasn't that most easier of reads as it deals with a very important and scary subject. In November 2017 the people of Zimbabwe took to the streets in an unprecedented alliance with the military. He proposes that bringing countries out of poverty, providing universal healthcare and improving girls' education would make the growing human population stabilise sooner and at a lower level.

It gives a good overview of the things that can be done to make the world a better place again, is highly readable, informative, inspiring, and comes from the heart.The things that are expected to happen until the year 2100, another blink of an eye, if we don’t change our ways.



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