David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)
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The film elegantly weaves DA's career and wildlife experiences into a larger, disturbing narrative. Things are looking grim, and he's been there along the way to witness it.
The uplifting part is that he offers advice on how to - at least partially - lessen the effects on our planet.
Of course, the risk is that he's only preaching to the choir. After all, the film has been produced in collaboration with the WWF. But here's hoping that it gains a large audience. With every risk of sounding like a broken record, I think this is an important film.
David Attenborough: "After a lifetime of exploration of the Living World, I am certain on One thing: This is not about Saving our Planet... It is about Saving Ourselves"
The solutions David provides are feasible and provides genuine hope. In the film, there isn't a critique of the capitalist model that is inherently incompatible with the integrity of the planet. Only if we move away from a consumption oriented anti economy into a resource based economy whereby technological innovations can provide abundance, only then can we ensure the planet's synergy and survival of the human species.
Also, quick note, the issue isn't with overpopulation but rather, with over consumption
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