"Get this if you're interested in the future of our planet"
"David Attenborough presents the series with clarity and
State Of The Planet by David Attenborough
Over three programmes David and experts work to see
whether nature really is in a crisis of species extinction.
State of the Planet is long overdue. The BBC's
Natural History Unit has finally delivered a hard-hitting documentary
series on the extinction crisis many scientists believe is beginning to
threaten the integrity of the entire biosphere. The combination of
stunning camerawork, glossy production, David Attenborough's inspirational
whispering narration and subject matter of the greatest and most urgent
import makes State of the Planet riveting and required viewing.
The three programmes cover the scientific understanding of the crisis,
the extent to which humans are implicated in the wave of extinctions
currently sweeping across our planet, and the ways in which we might slow
or halt the current precipitous decline in Earth's biodiversity. In brief,
the conclusions are that we know astonishingly little about the diversity
of life on Earth, that our species is implicated at every level in
precipitating this, the "sixth great mass extinction", and that we are
only just beginning to see possible ways out of the environmental mess
that we have created. Viewing the second programme (our malfeasance)
directly before the third (our attempts at remediation) makes it
abundantly clear that we have a very long way to go.
The participation in the series of some of the world's leading
authorities on biodiversity and extinction--Ed Wilson, Terry Erwin,
Sylvia Earle, Sir Robert May--adds considerable gravity to
Attenborough's already weighty presentation.
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