Attenborough Tacitly Admits Netflix’s Falling Walrus Deception

Written by Susan J Crockford PhD

 

A new video with clips of critical footage not available outside the UK shows that Sir David Attenborough and Netflix producers—who insisted earlier this year that climate change, not polar bears, were to blame for Russian walruses falling to their deaths—had deceived audiences around the world.

As I explained last month, footage from the Attenborough/BBC TV series Seven Worlds, One Planet (Asia) showed conclusively that events precipitating the walrus tragedy porn sequence in the Netflix film were a deception.

It means that Attenborough, director Sophie Lanfear, cameraman Jamie McPherson, WWF in Chukotka, and scientific advisor Anatoli Kochnev all knew this to be so.

In case you missed it, another episode of the same BBC One PlanetTV series falsely claimed that polar bears hunting whales from shore are unprecedented effects of climate change.


Dr. Susan Crockford is a zoologist (former adjunct professor, University of Victoria) specializing in Holocene mammals, including polar bears and walruses. Her new book is called The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened (Amazon).

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    Tom O

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    There should be criminal charges brought against people that are intentionally presenting misleading information to people to drive an agenda. Of course, there probably are no laws that cover this, but those that cause the incredible psychological damage this trash – and I am referring to the Netflix filming, not this article – inflicts should be held accountable.

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    Michael Grace

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    Walruses aint thick,obviously, they have been there a long time. Hopefully David Attenborough will be chased over a cliff by climate-agitated Polar Bears sooner or later

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