The final episode of Blue Planet II took an unflinching look at the impact of human activity on marine life, with David Attenborough delivering a powerful rallying call to do more to protect the environment.
“The future of all life now depends on us,” the BBC naturalist said in his closing speech – watch the message below in full.
The episode, which depicted albatross parents unwittingly feeding their chicks plastic and mother dolphins potentially exposing their new-born calves to pollutants through their contaminated milk, shocked viewers watching at home.
Watching blue planet and am horrified at what plastic in the sea is doing to our marine life – we MUST start to do something about it!!!!
“Hi, I’m David Attenborough. On tonight’s special episode of Blue Planet II, I’ll be finding dead marine animals, ones you love like penguins and turtles, turning to camera and saying: Look at this. Look at what you did, you little human shits.” pic.twitter.com/KSf4d72zKt
Every single person should be watching this episode of Blue Planet 2 tonight and the damage humans are doing😢this should be played in school to educate how much damage we are actually doing to the planet and poor animals
How people can watch that last episode of Blue Planet and still profusely deny that: – climate change is real and happening right now – the human race is causing it – all individuals have a responsibility to combat it Is absolutely disgusting. Step Up.
A whale with a bucket caught in its mouth… In our oceans there are 1 million pieces of plastic per every square mile, killing albatross, dolphins and ultimately our food chain #blueplanet. What can we do? Stop buying single-use bottled drinks, coffee cups, cutlery etc