The 93-year-old living legend behind hit nature shows Our Planet (OMG, remember this?), Dynasties and the Blue Planet and Planet Earth series is a true national treasure.
Sir David Attenborough is frequently praised for everything he does to shine an unfiltered spotlight on the planet – and the trouble it’s in – whether it’s for his remarkable nature documentaries or his activism work.
Now he’s passed on some of that praise to young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and honestly, I’m fangirling for her.
I thought this photo was pretty apt.
Greta Thunberg has become a household name over the last year or so. The 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist is known for her inspirational speeches and taking absolutely zero sh*t from politicians world leaders.
Like anyone causing a stir in the public eye, the young activist has divided opinion across the world (cause the world is f*cking crazy).
And that’s exactly what David Attenborough is doing.
David recently started seriously raving about the young activist while promoting new show Seven Worlds, One Planet (which looks sick, by the way).
Side note, I’m addicted to all validation and if David Attenborough went out of his way to sing my praises on a public platform, honestly, I’d happily die there and then. That applies to Julies Andrews, too.
When asked about Greta Thunberg, David said:
“Greta Thunberg is there because of her passion, her insight and her concern about the future,” said Sir David. “She’s a political person, she’s not a broadcasting person.”
Holy sh*t, just imagine what they could achieve if these two teamed up.
I did actually, and I imagined this.
And we all know how awesomely that ended.
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Cause let’s face it, there’s no such thing as too much David in your life.
David Attenborough’s new show, Seven Worlds, One Planet looks like another for the records. Focusing on the history of continents and their effect on shaping the animal kingdom, it’s set to explore all the continents in a single series for the first time.
In terms of the show’s official synopsis, we’re told that “millions of years ago, incredible forces ripped apart the Earth’s crust creating seven extraordinary continents. Seven Worlds, One Planet, presented by Sir David Attenborough, will reveal how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there.”
Just so you know, I’m putting the climate change Avengers together in my head right now.
Images via Getty and Marvel
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