Climate deniers are about to be smited by Saint Attenborough @ the BBC. It will be the coup de grace after being pummeled almost into submission by heart-breaking footage of walruses tumbling to their deaths shown recently by Attenborough @ Netflix. He gets around does our nonagenarian much loved wildlife presenter turned climate change prophet of doom. But even that’s not enough for the energetic 92 year old. He’s vowed to take on the Beast Himself, The Donald, the biblical Arch Climate Change Denier whose coming was foretold by such enlightened souls as Oreskes, Conway, Klein, Cook, Mann etc. in their various Books of Climate Revelations.
Attenborough @ Netflix was not an unmitigated success it must be said. Our Planet upset many viewers with its horrifying scenes of walruses tumbling to their deaths from rocky cliff faces, which the program narrated by Attenborough claimed was due to ice melted by global warming. Then animal biologist Dr Susan Crockford accused Netflix of indulging in ‘eco-tragedy porn’. Then Paul Homewood even suggested that the Netflix film crew themselves might be responsible for the sickening tragedy which they documented.
So when Saint Attenborough leaps onto our screens again at 9pm on Thursday April 18th to tutor us on the facts of climate change science, the impacts of climate change and what we must do to avert a looming global catastrophe, he will have Walrusgate hanging over him – but I don’t imagine this will be too much of a problem for a living nonagenarian Saint and Beast Slayer.
Here’s the blurb for the program:
The documentary will provide an urgent look at the science of climate change and the potential solutions to this global threat, combining footage that reveals the already devastating impact of climate change on our planet, with interviews from some of the world’s leading climate scientists.
After one of the hottest years on record, climatologists and meteorologists explain the effects of climate change on both the human population and the natural world. Scientists, including Dr James Hansen, Dr Michael Mann and Professor Catherine Mitchell, will forensically unpack the science behind the extreme weather conditions of recent years – which have seen unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires – as well as detailing how the accelerating rate at which the world’s ice is melting is causing sea level rises, and how deforestation is exacerbating the problem of global warming by adding to CO2 in the atmosphere.
The film will deliver an unflinching exploration of what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for human populations, what is likely to happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees and if major reductions in CO2 emissions are not made in the next decade.
The documentary looks too at potential solutions, exploring the innovations, technology and actions the world’s governments and industries are taking to prevent further warming – and showcasing individuals who are creating change at grassroots levels.
Climate Change: The Facts is part of the BBC’s ongoing commitment to programmes which explore the environment and the challenges facing the natural world, under the Our Planet Matters banner.
I like this particularly:
Scientists, including Dr James Hansen, Dr Michael Mann and Professor Catherine Mitchell, will forensically unpack the science behind the extreme weather conditions of recent years – which have seen unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires . . .
Cliscep looks forward to the opportunity to forensically unpick the unscientific bullshit which the BBC will no doubt air on April 18th, having most definitely resumed normal service.