David Attenborough Quotes

David Attenborough Quotes: The climate, the economic situation, rising birth rates; none of these things give me a lot of hope or reason to be optimistic.
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David Attenborough Quote: All our environmental problems become easier to solve with fewer people and harder - and ultimately impossible to solve - with ever more people.
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Quotes about David Attenborough: They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator.
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Quote about David Attenborough: The idea that the Lord had given us a present, that the world is a gift from God... well, the amount of stuff, back then, that the Lord was giving away was limited. We do not have dominion.
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David Attenborough Sayings: Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
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David Attenborough Saying: The correct scientific response to something that is not understood must always be to look harder for the explanation, not give up and assume a supernatural cause.
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Sayings about David Attenborough: The future of life on earth depends on our ability to take action. Many individuals are doing what they can, but real success can only come if there's a change in our societies and our economics and in our politics. I've been lucky in my lifetime to see some of the greatest spectacles that the natural world has to offer. Surely we have a responsibility to leave for future generations a planet that is healthy, inhabitable by all species
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Saying about David Attenborough: You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for.
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David Attenborough Quotes: Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when its not highly emotional: little details of relationships and body language.
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David Attenborough Quote: I believe the Abominable Snowman may be real. I think there may be something in that.
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Quotes about David Attenborough: Crying wolf is a real danger.
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Quote about David Attenborough: The fact is that no species has ever had such wholesale control over everything on earth, living or dead, as we now have. That lays upon us, whether we like it or not, an awesome responsibility. In our hands now lies not only our own future, but that of all other living creatures with whom we share the earth.
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David Attenborough Sayings: I don't like rats, but there's not much else I don't like. The problem with rats is they have no fear of human beings, they're loaded with foul diseases, they would run the place given half the chance, and I've had them leap out of a lavatory while I've been sitting on it.
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David Attenborough Saying: People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.
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Sayings about David Attenborough: I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature.
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Saying about David Attenborough: Human beings, because we're so clever, have removed every single one of those population limiting factors... So nothing controls our increase in numbers except our own wish. Since I first started making television programs, the population of the world has increased three times. That's an extraordinary notion. Can it increase four times? Can it increase five times? The Earth is a finite size. So a point will eventually come when we run out of food, when we run out of space and when we will have destroyed most of the natural world. So ought we to do something about it before that happens?
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David Attenborough Quotes: I had a huge advantage when I started 50 years ago - my job was secure. I didn't have to promote myself. These days there's far more pressure to make a mark, so the temptation is to make adventure television or personality shows. I hope the more didactic approach won't be lost.
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David Attenborough Quote: Opponents say natural selection is not a theory supported by observation or experiment; that it is not based on fact; and that it cannot be proved. Well, no, you cannot prove the theory to people who won't believe in it any more than you can prove that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066. However, we know the battle happened then, just as we know the course of evolution on earth unambiguously shows that Darwin was right.
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