04 Dec '17, 6pm

David Attenborough Urges World to Cut Plastics to Save Our Oceans

David Attenborough is urging the world to cut plastic waste to help save our oceans . The revered British naturalist demonstrates how the ubiquitous material harms marine life in his new BBC series , Blue Planet II , a sequel to the 2001 documentary "The Blue Planet." One scene even shows an albatross accidentally feeding its young a plastic toothpick—a moment that Attenborough describes as "heartbreaking," as the baby bird is shown dead after the feeding. In a Radio Times column (via The Independent ), the 91-year-old broadcaster wrote about the eight million metric tonnes of plastic that enters our ocean every year. "Never before have we been so aware of what we are doing to our planet—and never before have we had such power to do something about it," he wrote. "Surely we have a responsibility to care for the planet on which we live? The future of humanity, and indeed of...

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