The general public is taking unprecedented action to save the planet and there is genuine cause for optimism for the first time, according to the presenters of a new spinoff from the Blue Planet TV series. While making next week’s programmes, the presenters said they found a new sense of determination to tackle crises such as climate change and plastic pollution, as the public really wakes up to the threat they pose. This is already translating into widespread actions to conserve the planet at a local level, which promise to gather further momentum in the coming years, Blue Planet UK co-presenter Gillian Burke told i.
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The BBC announced late on Friday that Attenborough, 92, will present a 60-minute film, Climate Change – The Facts, which will be screened this spring on BBC One. The show is a consolation for BBC executives, who had been flustered that the next TV project of the presenter most identified with the corporation will be with the streaming service Netflix: Our Planet, an eight-part documentary series, starts on 5 April. Climate Change – The Facts is part of a rolling season of programmes, under the banner Our Planet Matters, that starts on Sunday night on BBC One. Chris Packham, one of Attenborough’s younger heirs, will introduce Blue Planet Live, billed as a “week-long examination of the health of our oceans and their wildlife”, focusing first on “the increasingly fragile Great Barrier Reef.”
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