Netlix’s new documentary Our Planet features some stunning nature videography.

Woudn’t it have been nice had they let us revel in the beauty and drama of the natural world and skipped the propaganda?

Fat chance.

Polar bear researcher Susan Crockford explains at Polar Bear Science:

A recent Netflix ‘Our Planet’ program with David Attenborough delivering a disturbing message of doom about walruses falling off a cliff to their deaths because of climate change is contrived nonsense on par with the bogus National Geographic starving polar bear video of 2017.  The walruses shown in this Netflix film were almost certainly driven over the cliff by polar bears during a well-publicized incident in 2017, not because they were “confused by a combination of shrinking ice cover and their own poor eyesight“…

we know that walruses reach the top of cliffs in some locations and might fall if startled by polar bears, people or aircraft overhead, not because they are confused by shrinking sea ice cover. Walrus will not replace polar bears as an icon for global warming becauseneither is being harmed by reduced summer sea ice…

Journalists should have asked where and when this footage was shot, but they did not. The media are therefore complicit in perpetuating myths about walrus, sea ice, and polar bears in order to advance an agenda while providing free advertising for Netflix.

Does anyone truly believe that had we only foregone modern transportation and electricity, one less walrus would have fallen from that cliff?

The proposition is absurd.

So is David Attenborough and Netflix attempting to bamboozle us over walruses that died a natural death.

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