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Old 18th September 2020, 08:37   #31
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You UK people are mostly so negative! Wow, you might as well just give up now based on the majority of the comments in this post.
You are so right. Far too many whinging woke poms here!!
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Old 18th September 2020, 08:51   #32
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So you are saying he was wrong before in his actions and he's also wrong with his lectures now ??

Remember that when he started few were aware of planet pollution but there is now a growing awareness in most peoples minds. His included.

Being wise after an event is so easy.

Were you wise when you were 20 ?--Did YOUR wisdom increase with age ??---
I was an avid reader of his Zoo Quest books when I was a lad. What he got up to back then is utterly shameful by today’s standards. Capturing animals in the wild transporting them to zoos where they spent a much shortened rest of their lives in a cage.

The mistreatment of animals by this man, has, I believe - left him on a guilt trip such that he is forever trying to spread HIS blame onto Mankind.

I re-read his Zoo Quest for a Dragon - Dragons of Komodo, and was appalled at myself for once revelling in this book as a wonderful real life adventure.

Now I see those actions as criminal.

I think the poor mans conscience is giving him hell and he blames Mankind to salve it.
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Old 18th September 2020, 09:14   #33
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Wall-E,.,................ As in, we, Mankind made the mess, and those with the money appear to feel we have the right to find another planet to start it all again. The planet is a living thing and will shed itself of the parasites, and Man is the worst of those.

Most people will not have the ability to help, regardless of their good intentions. We all should do our best to affect the future in a good way, to the point that we can then feel comfortable that we did something right.
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Old 18th September 2020, 11:58   #34
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Read this morning that Volvo has just stated that an electric vehicle needs to travel 50,000 miles before it becomes more environmentally friendly. Given my low mileage (33,00 in 11 years in my 75 Tourer), I'd better not buy one at my age!
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Not even to take it out of the box? No wonder it’s lasted that long....

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John-I will start with your last 2, 1. Yes I was and so were a lot of others- I can remember. 2. Yes and my wisdom did increase with age. Wise after the event. No I was was wise before the event, enquiry and investigation, we all do it but dont realise it and Most? Many? Some? people were aware of the many problems. First point. He is journalist and after some years of nature type programmes discovered a way of presenting it in a catchy manner - he is not the messiah just a voice over, a talking head, and what is most reprehensible he uses terror/doom and aims it at children. Chris.S.
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I was an avid reader of his Zoo Quest books when I was a lad. What he got up to back then is utterly shameful by today’s standards. Capturing animals in the wild transporting them to zoos where they spent a much shortened rest of their lives in a cage.

The mistreatment of animals by this man, has, I believe - left him on a guilt trip such that he is forever trying to spread HIS blame onto Mankind.

I re-read his Zoo Quest for a Dragon - Dragons of Komodo, and was appalled at myself for once revelling in this book as a wonderful real life adventure.

Now I see those actions as criminal.

I think the poor mans conscience is giving him hell and he blames Mankind to salve it.


Wee bit like the British Empire.-----( What a rotten lot we were. )


Back in his early days that was the way it was. Hindsight is such a wonderful thing. Pity we are not born with it.---

QUOTE: I was an avid reader of his Zoo Quest books when I was a lad.


The line of yours that I quoted really says it all.

We all, then, ( at that time ) probably saw no wrong in it.----




I see his 'enlightened' attempts as trying to put right something that in modern times now appears appalling.------Don't really understand the bit in your post about a guilt trip though.


Unless of course that you see us all on guilt trips when we try to right a wrong we have inadvertently done.

Like saying to the missus your bum looks fat in that darling.-------Now THAT could cost a fortune to put right.-----Lol.
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Old 19th September 2020, 07:24   #38
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Wee bit like the British Empire.-----( What a rotten lot we were. )


Back in his early days that was the way it was. Hindsight is such a wonderful thing. Pity we are not born with it.---

QUOTE: I was an avid reader of his Zoo Quest books when I was a lad.


The line of yours that I quoted really says it all.

We all, then, ( at that time ) probably saw no wrong in it.----




I see his 'enlightened' attempts as trying to put right something that in modern times now appears appalling.------Don't really understand the bit in your post about a guilt trip though.


Unless of course that you see us all on guilt trips when we try to right a wrong we have inadvertently done.

Like saying to the missus your bum looks fat in that darling.-------Now THAT could cost a fortune to put right.-----Lol.
Certainly I feel a “kind of guilt” for wanting to emulate one of my childhood heroes - when I was a child.

Do we learn from mistakes? Do we become more wise? - well I hope I have in this particular regard most certainly.

As for this particular journalist - who as Mileshawk56 puts is so well - who tries to scare children, I believe he does it because having done some truly shocking things in the past (albeit possibly acceptable at the time, tho there was even then a growing voice against the old style zoos in particular) he now tries to salve his conscience by making out that mankind is destroying far more than he as an individual did.

Mentally he is trying to “balance the books”.

It’s all sensation and spin. For example the truly dreadful footage of Walruses throwing themselves of the side of a cliff gave kids sleepless nights for weeks!

He blamed “Climate Change”. But the reality, was according to Australian environmentalists and the film crew, that there was a pack of Polar Bears nearby who hunted the Walruses in this way each year - and this, coupled with the low flying film drones panicked the Walruses.

This terrible event - is sadly one that has happened before. What are the odds of a film crew “just happening to be there” when it all kicked off? How easy it is for him and the BBC to use this footage to scare the bejesus out of kids - all in the name of “Climate Change”!
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I note that one of the California Governors wants the California wildfires to be named 'climate fires'. This is despite mounting evidence of forest mismanagement coupled with many fires which have been started by arsonists.
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