The new documentary adventure of David Attenborough is a fierce defense of the fight against climate change, and a call for help from a planet on the verge of collapse.
In about 20 years, the planet Earth will enter a collapse from which it will be impossible to recover. Today, perhaps, we are still in time to avoid it.
This is strongly affirmed by ‘Our Planet’, Netflix’s new documentary series, which stands as a fierce plea for the fight against climate change and the devastating effects it is leaving on our natural environments.
Conducted by David Attenborough, a British eminence (and winner of an Emmy for the miniseries ‘Blue Planet II’ in 2017), this is an essential document, one that we must see and hear today more than ever. We run out of time.
From the underwater world to the jungle, passing through deserts, lakes and coastal waters, the series presents a clear strategy to connect with the viewer and bring its final moral. Sometimes, it’s no use talking only about numbers, tons of melted ice in Antarctica or pollution on our cities.
Sometimes, the best way to realize the disaster that is occurring beyond the roads of our cities is to show the victims face and eyes (and snouts, hooves, and fins, and fangs). Show your innocence, your beauty and the slow degeneration of your quality of life. And is that how to look them in the face after seeing that it is our irresponsible lifestyle that is condemning them and ourselves to extinction?
Species that are cut in half, food that no longer arrives, routines that have to be changed to survive … ‘Our planet’ blows up the alarm once again. The connections of the cycle of life are breaking. The poles are melting, and it is estimated that by 2040 there will be hardly any ice left in the ocean during the summer months.
Upon hearing that, we see a polar bear swimming in the middle of the ocean, with hardly any solid surface to stand on. Their home has been reduced by 40% since 1980. “The melting will have devastating consequences for all who still depend on it,” warns Attenborough, whose voice is, at more than 90 years of age, synonymous with life in the United States. nature.
The Briton, who in so many other documentaries has managed to transmit the magic of the world around us, has a different voice here, charged with guilt and concern.
This generation has to stop sharing videos of cats and start putting into practice their widely declared love for animals. In this video Attenborough points out four main objectives for a more sustainable life: moving to renewable energies to clean the air we breathe, making our food production system more effective and less dependent on meat, working together to better treat our oceans, and get back all that wild animal population that we have reduced in recent decades.
“In the coming years, we have to do something unprecedented: to achieve a sustainable existence on Earth,” he says, emphasizing the special moment we are living: with such a low birth rate and such a high life expectancy (and growing), we have to invest in education, fight for the rights of women and minorities, lift people out of poverty and achieve our stability as a society as soon as possible. With it, we will be able to build a healthier and more respectful relationship with nature that life provides us.