Sir David Attenborough named a Champion of the Earth by the UN

Huge fan of Sir David that I am, I’m slightly embarrassed that this wonderful news from yesterday slipped under my radar. “Sir David Attenborough has been named a Champion of the Earth by the UN’s Environment Programme. The prestigious award recognises the 95-year-old’s commitment to telling stories about the natural world and climate change.” Attenborough must have contributed more to our collective understanding of the natural world than anyone else, so I think this award is certainly well deserved. The article goes on to say that his more recent documentaries have also highlighted the impact of global warming, so his work has been vital in the fight against climate change. If anyone deserves to be named a Champion of the Earth, surely it’s Sir David Attenborough.

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