I agree, Alan. Sir David Attenborough is someone I have monumental respect for... he has done more to bring the environmental crisis to public attention than anyone else, and we owe him an enormous debt.
Agree here too. He has done more for bringing the variety, wonderfulness and unfortunate the plight, of life on Earth and the Earth itself to the average person than any other person in the country and possibly the world.
The link is to the last couple of minutes of the last episode(New Worlds) of The Living Planet. This episode was first broadcast in April 1984 and the concerns raised are probably more relevant now than they were then.
It's getting frightening now... and yet nothing is really changing.
I think by the time our politicians and world leaders wake up it's going to be too late.
The fools are in denial Rowanberry, being more concerned with making money and self-gratification then taking care of the planet, but wasn’t for ever thus. In fact I’d like to see the burning of “all fossil fuels stopped as soon as possible” and measures taken towards air travels now, except for matters of life and death before 2035 since I fear this is far too late, unfortunately the will is just not there.
I was going to say the field ditches hereabouts are pretty much full of water leading to blocked road culverts these in turns causing flooding at those points. I don’t remember this being so bad in my lifetime so whether climate change has caused this I couldn’t possable say but even the fords are too deep in water to cross. The other problem is any dead animal falling into these field ditches some of which run for miles can help cause the spread of disease; here I’m thinking of RVHD2 in rabbits. The Myxomatosis outbreak in the rabbit’s population helped cause a slump in the buzzard population in the 1950s so I expect this to happen again probably affecting the red kite too. However, there are still plenty of rabbits here at the moment but it’s probably just a matter of time before they too could fall victim of this latest outbreak; I’m also thinking about possable mutation in this disease leading to other animals becoming affected, but that doesn’t bare thinking about does it. Still I expect someone will write a paper about "all the repercussions" of climate change at some point in time, that’s when it’s too late.