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Attenborough’s Arctic Betrayal

January 27, 2020

By Paul Homewood


A new video by Dr Susan Crockford, documenting Sir David Attenborough’s inaccurate claims about climate change and Arctic wildlife blames his apocalyptic language and misleading narrative for the dramatic rise in eco anxiety among young people.


  1. January 27, 2020 2:02 pm

    The old boy seems to be getting a lot of stick lately. What a shame…

  2. sid permalink
    January 27, 2020 2:38 pm

    He’s not flying ouy there and doing research. He’s a vaery old presenter reading out what they give him. Probably half a dozen ‘takes’ to comlete

  3. Paul R permalink
    January 27, 2020 2:58 pm

    He’s well past his prime and happily soaks up every morsel of climate change catastrophe peddled by interested parties without bothering to check facts and question the flawed statistics provided by the BBC and others. Films such as this are likely to be suppressed and achieve limited airing such is the intensity of the global groupthink. His recent utterings sadly and totally diminish the huge body of his early rightly respected natural history work. It’s time he was gently put out to grass.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      January 27, 2020 4:20 pm

      I wonder to what extent he is aware that the scripts he reads are inaccurate or whether he genuinely believes, of his own knowledge, that the doomsday situations he describes are real.

      He is a known “neo-Malthusian” so is instinctively inclined towards a sort of anthropophobic view which, we suspect, the programme makers are capitalising on. Is there no-one he trusts that can sit down with him and explain why his commentaries go way beyond any science and in some cases are 180° removed from the facts?

  4. Arthur Taylor permalink
    January 27, 2020 3:18 pm

    I would love to send him a link to this video, but I can’t find any contact details. He needs to know that not all of the public have been brainwashed by his lies and fakery.

  5. D.Lee permalink
    January 27, 2020 3:48 pm

    Check out Discover- the intro to the guided tours in the Arctic is enogh to give “warmists”the chills.

  6. Tom Livingston permalink
    January 27, 2020 3:58 pm

    All part of the BBC brainwashing campaign. Mad old naturalist presents their loopy narrative. We’re all Doomed…

  7. Pancho Plail permalink
    January 27, 2020 4:15 pm

    I must admit that I was expecting a stronger rebuttal from Ms Crockford. I know that many here know what the true situation is, but I felt that a few more facts and figures would have off-set what Attenborough claimed as the truth.

    • Mack permalink
      January 27, 2020 5:28 pm

      Agree, Pancho. I am a huge admirer of Susan Crockford but I felt that this piece came across as slightly lame when she could have driven a stake right through the heart of much of the nonsense that SDA spouts about the Arctic. A couple of minutes chucking up to date stats out about comparative sea ice levels over time and animal numbers would have reinforced her specific complaints about SDA’s misrepresentations and exaggerations and demonstrated that eco-anxiety, certainly as far as the Arctic is concerned, is completely unwarranted. As it is, despite her claims that walruses and polar bears are currently thriving, many on the other side of the argument will simply dismiss this film as nitpicking rather than as a brutal riposte to the prevailing doomster narrative.

      • Luc Ozade permalink
        January 28, 2020 7:12 am

        Quite right Mack. I just sent an email to Drs Crockford and Peiser saying almost exactly what you said. There certainly, in my view, wasn’t enough made of the facts about polar bear numbers having increased nor about the perfectly normal walrus haul-outs around the coast.

    • Chilli permalink
      January 27, 2020 10:50 pm

      Agreed – the video spends far too much time letting the hypnotically whispery-voiced Attenborough set out the case for alarm, and negligible time of rebutting his points. It assumes the viewer already knows Attenborough is spewing lies rather than setting out to prove it. Weak. GWPF need a better video production team.

  8. Peter permalink
    January 27, 2020 4:20 pm

    A brave attempt to redress the balance against BBC propaganda. However in this video Dr Crockford makes too many assertions of Attenborough’s many errors without presenting nearly enough of the true facts. It is essential that BBC false propaganda is refuted by a plethora of solid facts and data not merely by contra-assertion.

    • Chilli permalink
      January 27, 2020 11:07 pm

      Yes – Dr Crockford’s contra-assertions are much weaker than Attenborough’s alarmist assertions which are backed-up by slo-mo pictures of suffering animals and sad music. If you want to out-assert Attenborough you need pictures of happy animals frolicking, happy music and upbeat narration.

  9. January 27, 2020 4:51 pm

    Like Pancho I would like to have seen much more emphasis on a rebuttal. It seemed to assume everyone knew the truth; unfortunately they don’t.

    Mike A

    • Michael Adams permalink
      January 27, 2020 5:05 pm

      Totally agree. I’ve only seen the video once but that’s probably all that most people will experience. I kept waiting for strong evidence to counter DA’s assertions and that didn’t come. This video missed a big chance to present evidence and will easily be rebuffed by alarmists and DA himself. Crockford has done little more than Attenborough but with an opposite view.

      I’m sure followers of this site could have done much better.

      • Michael Adams permalink
        January 27, 2020 5:57 pm

        This probably a better stab at refuting RA although he is not named nor does it berate alarmists for affecting children’s mental health.

  10. Ian Wilkinson permalink
    January 27, 2020 5:12 pm

    He’s used to tick the ‘culture’ and social responsibility boxes whenever controversy over the poll tax – sorry, licence fee, crops up.

  11. January 27, 2020 5:55 pm

    Like many of you, I’m a great admirer of Dr Crawford but, again like many of you, the video is far too weak. She has an ideal opportunity to state the case but does not do so with sufficient force. Having said that, the GWPF are sending copies of the video to every school in the UK and, even if only a few schools show it, maybe it will help to redress the balance.

  12. January 27, 2020 7:18 pm

    Attenborough: 2006 – “But the Arctic is now melting so fast that . .”

    Interesting that from 2007 (very next year) forward to today – some 12 yrs – there’s been no further downward trend in Arctic summer min sea ice extent.

  13. jack broughton permalink
    January 27, 2020 8:54 pm

    Heard a stupid radio 4 programme today called the something or other monkey. Brian Cox and some “experts” were discussing the rapid demise of coral reefs (no mention of Peter Ridd of course). One “expert” actually claimed that historically the rise in CO2 has caused temperatures to rise, without comment from the so-called professor of physics, and that this would lead to species extinction.

    Another”expert” said that coral has recovered in many places, but that was rapidly shouted down to become species adaptation in the face of the climate emergency.

    Definitely my last BBC programme as I missed my junction due to it!

  14. john cooknell permalink
    January 27, 2020 9:25 pm

    The IPCC science says the oceans have warmed by 0.1C since the 1960’s, now that is an unbelievable fact, we are doomed Greta said so.

    I read the IPCC AR5 stuff it is quite daunting thousands of pages of science from tens of thousands of scientists, but if a 16 year old who doesn’t go to school has read this stuff and thinks it an existential crisis, then I thought I should be able to manage with an Engineering degree and a swimming certificate.

    It really is not scary at all, sea levels are not rising much, ice is melting a bit, and most significant of all we have become much less vulnerable to extreme weather (mainly droughts and floods) even though more of us are exposed and it might be getting a bit more inclement, there are now 7 billion of us, but fewer than 20,000 die every year due to weather, when at turn of the 20thC millions died every year. So say the IPCC.

    We can now see every sea in the world and every wave upon it, in real time. Every passing shower gets a yellow warning, even normal weather is called extreme with warnings of don’t go out, heatwaves in UK are warned about at temperatures the Spanish would find decidedly cool. I wonder how I manage in Majorca? actually quite well wish I was there.

    When we get snow and they advise not to drive I know my journey will be smooth and uneventful as the problem is the other road users who are usually in my way!

    A final piece of advice, avoid contact with the General Public as much as you can and your life will be much improved.

    • BLACK PEARL permalink
      January 27, 2020 9:42 pm

      Well said

      • Athelstan. permalink
        January 28, 2020 10:08 am


        10/10 mr. john cooknell.

  15. Derek Reynolds permalink
    January 27, 2020 9:37 pm

    A passionate old man, a passionate young teenager, both misled by selected data. Attenborough should know better, but seemingly does not. Greta has been led, partly through her aspergers and its effect of focussing her a specific aspect, to concentrate on one faction which is taken as the true reality to the exclusion of all else. A case of ‘Noble cause corruption’, where the desire to make a noble statement and cause over-rides the need to take in data that questions the noble cause, and is therefore corrupted by the lack of balance by leaving out certain data, or dismissing it.

    In the case of Greta, her youth and apparent sincerity has been used by wealthy backers to promote an agenda, pushing her to the fore, whilst calculating that no-one dare challenge such a young girl and her desire to save the world. The tragedy is that she has been trained to become a Judas Goat for the benefit of a global agenda so loved by the global corporate world.

    In such a way have Attenborough and Thunberg become poisoned chalices.

  16. January 27, 2020 11:03 pm

    Reblogged this on ajmarciniak.

  17. Athelstan. permalink
    January 28, 2020 12:08 am

    attenberg, really is turning into a very nasty baleful hobgoblin, as he distances himself from logic and all humanity, how much did he forfeit for his soul?

  18. January 28, 2020 2:51 pm

    There is only one Real World
    yet there are lots of false PR versions.
    Some people become red-pilled and see through the PR.
    But many people believe it and start to behave like GreenZombies or Cultists.

    • Athelstan. permalink
      January 29, 2020 12:57 am

      so true, conjuring a false reality, something the Socialists are very finely tuned in, a perfect match with the scorched earth nihilism of the puritanical green fundos, a marriage made by lucifer himself.

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