Last week, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough “the voice of nature” while presenting him the Indira Gandhi Award for Peace, Disarmament and Development. The popularity and influence of Attenborough’s television series, films and books on the natural world, ranging from the life of insects to the life of mammals, from the life of birds to life under the sea, would in my view entitle him to be called Nature’s vishwaguru. It was a pity that the award had to be presented to Attenborough virtually, but his passionate conviction was not diminished by having to give his acceptance speech to camera, rather than before an audience — his broadcasting skills saw to that.Attenborough’s message for India and the world was stark. “Humans have overrun the planet,” he warned and pointed out that there are now three times as many people on earth as when he was born 93 years ago. The consequences for the natural world have been, he said, “devastating”. He listed some of those consequences. “Half the tropical forests have been felled, half the coral reefs, one of the richest environments in the sea and the… Read full this story
- Ed Miliband and Sir David Attenborough honoured at broadcasting awards
- Sir David Attenborough on retirement: I dread not working
- Showbiz news: ‘I dread not working’, says Sir David Attenborough
- Sir David Attenborough names north Norfolk marshes UK’s best wildlife spot
- Sir David Attenborough helps discover new species... and you might recognise the location
- Explore the deep with David Attenborough as 'sea dragon' is discovered in Lyme Regis
- Sir David Attenborough criticises Bear Grylls over animal killings
- Sir David Attenborough and Brian Cox to discuss Darwin in new science show
- How old is David Attenborough, what shows has he presented, what’s his net worth and who were his wife and brothers?
- How old is David Attenborough, what series has he presented, what is his net worth and who were his wife and brothers?
Pay heed to the voice of David Attenborough, writes Mark Tully have 345 words, post on www.hindustantimes.com at September 12, 2020. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.