How can we save our planet? - Sir David Attenborough © BBC

How can we save our planet? – Sir David Attenborough

We speak to Sir David Attenborough, naturalist and host of the new Netflix show Our Planet, and two of the show’s producers about the essential changes we need to make to save our home.

Sir David Attenborough has spent more than half a century bringing us incredible stories from the natural world, and championing its protection. On 5 April, a new eight-part natural history documentary series will go live on Netflix. It’s called Our Planet, and it’s produced by the team behind Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and narrated by Sir David.

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The series is different to the natural history shows that have come before, says the show’s creators. It explains that what we do in the next 20 years is crucial for the future of the environment, and it outlines the must-saves: the big but simple changes we need to make to give us the best shot possible of maintaining the health of the natural world.

In this episode of the Science Focus Podcast, BBC Science Focus editorial assistant Helen Glenny talked to Sir David Attenborough about what we need to do to protect the environment that we so critically depend on, whether he’s optimistic about its future, and which natural phenomenon he’d be most sad to lose.

After that, you’ll hear our discussion with Our Planet producers Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who talk about spending their lives working in natural history filmmaking, as well as why they think Donald Trump’s actually done some good for the environment.

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