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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Even those skeptical of the possibilities of addressing the dramatic changes occurring and bound to occur to our planet would do themselves a great service in reading Attenborough's final section entirely on what we can do, from the level of the individual through the level of international cooperation between governments. The only thing that let this down for me is that I tended to find the latter sections a little too ‘preachy’ in tone – I felt as though I was being lectured rather than inspired to engage. A Life on Our Planet : My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future, David Attenborough ( paperback May 2022) Rp 205.

I would like to thank both Netgalley and Random House Publishing for supplying a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Greek: Η ζωή στον πλανήτη μας: Η μαρτυρία μου και ένα όραμα για το μέλλον, romanized: I zoí ston planíti mas: I martyría mou kai éna órama gia to méllon. Attenborough spune că țările mai dezvoltate ar trebui să le ajute pe cele mai puțin dezvoltate și mai sărace în resurse cu mijloace care să le permită să facă agricultură sustenabilă, să crească animale în mod sustenabil etc. The book is divided into three parts: My Witness Statement, What Lies Ahead, and A Vision for the Future.His first job - after Cambridge University and two years in the Royal Navy - was at a London publishing house. The former is a kind of autobiography, charting both the turning points in Attenborough’s life and charting the climate’s descent into emergency. However, as an introduction to some of the current environmental challenges, I think this offers a pretty good overview. He’s best known for writing and presenting natural history documentaries for BBC, often showing impressive animal feats on camera for the first time. He has lived long enough to witness the devastation of much of the wilderness he has visited and the disappearance of many of the plants and animals that used to thrive there.

He is exploring the various threats imposed by humans on our planet that is affecting its biodiversity. Overall: Interesting, easy-read introduction to environmental science, with an engaging opening section.We then see how he joined the BBC and as a naturalist and broadcaster traveled the world to bring animal and plant life on Earth into people’s living rooms.

Faptul că bogații planetei nu sunt interesați de o standardizare a populației planetei, mai ales pe plan economic, astfel încît să ajungem la plafonarea populației globale în mod natural. Extinctions and huge changes have happened in the history of the planet before, but this one is not due to natural forces. In this book, the author mentions an association between the rise of emergent viruses and the planet's demise. So it seems really very unfair that Man should have chosen the gorilla to symbolise everything that is aggressive and violent, when that is the one thing that the gorilla is not - and that we are. There's a predictable progression in which growth is initially slow to occur as the bacteria assess the available resources, and then there's explosive growth from the high number of births.Following Attenborough’s career is very interesting, especially for those who love nature and animals, and are fans of his shows. 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 does not point the finger at any specific humans who have damaged the planet, but to all of us as the dominant species on the planet, where probably most of us are culpable. Here, Sir Attenborough talks about how to rewild the world (the land and the seas), how to live more balanced lives, e. But as there's still positive growth, the petri dish is getting crowded as there's more competition for the few remaining nutrients. We also learn of humanity's evolution, the different environmental circumstances which our ancestors had to survive and what has changed until now (this, the Holocene, is the gentlest era thus far).This is his witness statement of the changes, a simple and accessible explanation why we should care, and ideas and hopes for us, humans, to find a way out of the disaster we are bringing upon ourselves. He shows us pretty well what will happen on this planet if we don't manage to make the changes before it is too late. The average diet of India, the reimagining of national wealth from New Zealand, the overhaul of fisheries from Palau, the integration of cities into their natural surroundings of Singapore, the switching from fossil fuels to renewables from Iceland, etc. So if there were ever a possibility of escaping the human condition and living imaginatively in another creature’s world, it must be with the gorilla.



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