Junk Science Week: Attenborough flogs COP26 UN climate summit ‘tipping point’
Junk Science Week: Attenborough flogs COP26 ‘tipping point’
NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT / by Paul Homewood / 1d
By Paul Homewood
Susan Crockford has this article in Canada’s Financial Post:
With the United Nations COP26 climate change summit scheduled for November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, Sir David Attenborough was recently appointed “People’s Advocate” by the British government. In that capacity, he addressed G7 leaders a few weeks ago, stating: “We are now on the verge of passing tipping points, boundaries that, once passed, will unleash irreversible and self-amplifying change.”
Attenborough’s sentiments were taken directly from his latest Netflix production, “Breaking Boundaries,” released in early June, a documentary devoted to an outdated “tipping points” theory that has no basis in reality.
No basis in reality is an Attenborough quality we’ve seen before. Back in 2019, the now official U.K. government promoter of climate alarmism released a documentary titled Our Planet. The scenes in Our Planet were horrific and shocking: one after another, several giant walrus were shown falling off a high cliff to jagged rocks below, their agonizing deaths captured in slow motion. Hundreds of others, their broken bodies panned by the camera, were said to have died the same way. Viewers were told that lack of sea ice had caused these deaths and climate change was to blame.
Marketed as entertainment, it was an unforgettable gut-punch delivered by the renowned BBC broadcaster in a joint Netflix/WWF production seen round the world. Attenborough implied that the climate change explanation was supported by science. I knew it wasn’t. I called him out on it and I wasn’t alone. A controversy ensued.
Seven months later, the BBC corroborated my account. An episode of an Attenborough-narrated television documentary called Seven Worlds, One Planet revealed the extent and scope of the deception in the Netflix sequence. As I’d suggested, polar bears had chased the walrus off the cliff and the Netflix producers had known it all along. Attenborough probably did, too.
However, he found the emotional impact of the falling walrus scene too politically powerful to waste. Attenborough shamelessly narrated six more documentaries with even more outrageous claims about the prophesied harm the world faced if climate change was not addressed immediately, and told members of the UN Security Council that climate change was the biggest threat to global security the world had ever faced. In short, he leveraged the dying walrus narrative to kick-start an uncompromising climate change campaign.
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