David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet (2020)
We definitely had to begin with a David Attenborough documentary! The 95-year-old’s latest documentary, A Life On Our Planet, is a powerful first-hand account of the Earth’s decline during his 60+ year career. Attenborough calls the film his “witness statement” for the natural world. The film unveils horrifying predictions for the next few decades — including a savanna-like Amazon rainforest, ice-free summers in the Arctic, dying coral reefs, a crisis in global food production, and millions of homeless climate refugees.
Attenborough explores viable solutions to our climate crisis and emphasises that all hope is not lost! By lifting people out of poverty, stabilising the global population, shifting to renewable electricity, ending deforestation, and restoring biodiversity by re-wilding depleted ecosystems — we can reverse the damage we’ve inflicted upon our planet. Definitely a must-see!