How Attenborough changed the way we look at the world
David Attenborough’s, Blue Planet 2, along with Greta Thunberg speaking out in protest about climate change has created a plastic revolution in the last twelve months. His latest offering, Seven Worlds One Planet is making us look at the planet like never before. Travelling across all seven continents looking at the effect of climate change on each one, has made people talk once again.
The diversity of life found living under the sea ice in Antarctica in Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC Natural History Unit/PA)
The opening gambit shows planet earth as one before the various continents broke off and separated from each other, a fact that many people weren’t aware of before the programme aired. The 93-year old veteran broadcaster has been talking about climate change for years but is finally being taken seriously. In this programme, he celebrates the incredible variety of life on the planet as well as the challenges it faces. Families and friends gather round to watch the Attenborough programme and we have seen an increase in enquiries from parents wanting to purchase a map for the family home following inquisitive questions from their children about the world following the show.
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At Future Mapping, we spend hours looking at maps of the world, deciding which elements to highlight and we have seen first hand how it is changing. Our World Geological Map uses data developed by our friends at the Commission for the Geological Map Of The World, it looks at the rock strata developed over our planet’s existence using colour to highlight the rock.
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The devastation of the ivory trade, which has changed the world’s population from 20 million elephants to an estimated 350,000 today left many of the viewers of Seven World, One Planet in tears. An orangutan was filmed by International Animal Rescue, holding on for dear life to a huge digger pulling down the rainforest, his home. The animal was saved but his home wasn’t and our planet is changing at a rate of knots.
Attenborough delivered an important message throughout the series about the very real threats to our animals and the way our land will be in the future if we don’t make changes but he also reminded viewers that it isn’t too late, as portrayed by the reemergence of whales in the Arctic Seas. Seven Worlds, One Planet, what an incredible series, once again from David Attenborough, arguably the greatest broadcaster we have ever seen, what an education he is providing us all.