Sir David Attenborough: Future of humanity hinges on action to save planet
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Sir David Attenborough has urged people to take action to save the “future of humanity” as he opened up about the heartrending Blue Planet II scene in which a baby albatross was killed by a toothpick. In an episode of the BBC series, the young animal was shown lying dead after its mother had mistaken the plastic toothpick for healthy food. The television presenter spoke of the threats Earth is facing, including the eight million tonnes of plastic dumped into the sea each year, global warming and the rate of overfishing, in a column in the Radio Times. There are concerns that more than a million birds and 100,000 sea mammals and turtles die every year from eating and getting tangled in plastic waste. Sir David, 91, also echoed a previous call that he hoped US President Donald Trump would reconsider his threat to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
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