Jeremy Clarkson has blasted the BBC and David Attenborough for stuffing the latest Planet Earth series with climate change propaganda, saying he “hates” the show and urging a change in direction. The Mail has more.
The Grand Tour host admitted that while he’s been captivated by the new BBC series, he found the script “insane”.
Clarkson wrote in his column with the Sun: “Oh the photography is brilliant. Spellbinding even. But the words are driving me insane.”
The outspoken broadcaster then pointed out that despite once admiring Attenborough’s in-depth knowledge of animals, he now feels his mission to educate viewers on the impact of global warming has become a bit repetitive.
He wrote: “Now all we ever get is, ‘Here’s a see-through fish with an orange stomach, and it’s future is threatened by climate change’, and then it’s: ‘Here’s something with pointy teeth and soon it will be wiped out by global warming.’
“We know already. So please, in future, tell us about the animals, not the bloody weather.”
Worth reading in full.
It’s not the first time the petrolhead has criticised Attenborough’s climate change obsession. Last year he made similar points about Frozen Planet II, calling it a “joke” and saying he’d turned it into a drinking game: “Every time climate change crops up, I have a beer. It’s the only way to make this half-arsed twaddle tolerable.”
Today, Sir Attenborough is too old to appear in the films and I’m afraid he doesn’t even write the script any more. He just reads out words that have been written by a team of vegan communists who have only one thing on their minds. Climate change.
I’ve been watching Frozen Planet II and it’s a joke, because we learn nothing at all. We see some dramatic footage of a polar bear and before we are told anything at all, we are warned that because of human activity and capitalism and Donald Trump, the poor bear’s habitat is disappearing. …
When I first began to notice this stuck-record commentary, I decided to get my own back. Every time they mentioned global warming, I’d turn my central heating up a notch.
But that’s too expensive, really.
So I’ve turned it into a drinking game. Every time climate change crops up, I have a beer.
It’s the only way to make this half-arsed twaddle tolerable.