‘The planet is now in peril!’ In a BBC environment documentary, Prince William pleads for action.
IN ADVANCE OF THE NEW BBC DOCUMENTARY SERIES, PRINCE WILLIAM has stated that the world is in a state of crisis and has urged for environmental action.
On Sunday, the documentary “The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet” will premiere. The BBC programme will follow fifteen creators who have innovative ideas for environmental protection. “In reaching for the moon, we found the earth,” Prince William stated in the opening episode of the documentary, standing outside on a starry night. We realized for the first time that the world we live in is limited and valuable.
“In the end, it awakened us to a troubling truth that we are still grappling with: the modern civilization we have created is at conflict with the earth we live on.”
“It has come to this: our world is in trouble, and its delicately balanced processes are growing increasingly unstable with each passing year. So let us act today for the benefit of future generations.
“Let us use the Moonshot as inspiration and set a worldwide challenge for this decade, a common aim to rally around, to mend our broken relationship with our planet and build a brighter future for all.”
Protect and restore nature, clean our air, revive our oceans, build a waste-free world, and fix our climate are among the five categories of his awards covered in this five-part series.
“It is for this reason that I established the Earthshot Prize, the most ambitious environmental prize in history,” he continued.
“From now until 2030, we will grant five £1 million prizes to people we believe can significantly improve our chances of healing our world within the decade.”
“Over the last 50 years, Borneo has lost 30% of its tropical forests,” said Sir David Attenborough, an Earthshot judge and narrator for some of the documentary series.
“The reason wild regions around the world are still being destroyed is simple: in today’s society, a wild habitat generates less financial value than a cleared one,” he continued.
“Humanity has left its mark on about 95 percent of the Earth’s land surface,” Sir David warns the public about climate change. Mammalian, bird, fish, reptile, and amphibian populations are predicted to have dropped by 60% on average in the short period since 1970.
“We’re on the verge of causing the largest extinction event since the dinosaurs died out,” says Brinkwire Summary News.