The takedowns of this guy who trolled Attenborough are like a gruesome kill on Planet Earth
You will probably have seen the news stories about David Attenborough warning about the apocalyptic dangers of climate change.
"We're facing a man-made disaster of global scale… time is running out" – Sir David Attenborough issues warning at UN Climate Conference #COP24 in Poland https://t.co/I8q5wKRm3v pic.twitter.com/e2GlRChign
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 3, 2018
Important stuff – probably the most important stuff, in fact – but not everyone was happy that broadcasters like the BBC gave his speech such prominence.
People like this chap for instance.
Why should a speech by a television personality with no scientific qualifications like David Attenborough lead the @BBCNews?
This dumbing down/personality based news reporting is dragging us all down. It's not like there aren't some real news stories to report.
— Keith Mills (@KeithMillsD7) December 3, 2018
And the replies were like a particularly gruesome kill from Planet Earth or his latest BBC1 documentary series Dynasties. Just more enjoyable.
Wasn't he presenting the findings of the UN report? I can't think of anything more newsworthy than the possible destruction of the planet but there you go..
— Eoin Dineen (@Eoin_Dineen) December 5, 2018
David Attenborough has a degree in Natural Sciences. He studied geology and zoology at Clare College, Cambridge. pic.twitter.com/1ue6lcHMUo
— Fintan O'Toolbox (@FintanOToolbox) December 5, 2018
Yes, but what has he done with his life since getting that degree?
— Henry Fitzgerald (@HenryTarquin) December 5, 2018
1) He has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge
2) He has been working for the BBC Natural History Unit since 1957
3) Climate change is the single biggest threat to civilisation and the natural world
4) Think before you tweet
— Tom Spencer (@TPSpencer88) December 5, 2018
"No scientific qualifications"…???? pic.twitter.com/CnmyWwz8MJ
— Darren Martin (@DarrenMartin5) December 5, 2018
Attenborough should be going further and attacking the main contributors to climate change given his platform. Think he's there though bc he has over 10 honourary fellowships for outstanding fieldwork as a naturalist and broadcaster/communicator.
— Darragh Ó Muilleoir (@mellowedface) December 3, 2018
… and a degree in geology (earth science) and zoology (animal biology) from studying at Cambridge uni (not from an honorary fellowship)
— IntheDeepEnd (@CarolynPure) December 5, 2018
dvid attenborough is so unqualified they made us watch his programmes at university bc the lecturers freely admitted they couldn't do it much better 😂
— Ben Hemmens #FBPE 🚴 🇪🇺 (@HemmensBen) December 5, 2018
BA Natural Science (Geology and Zoology) Cambridge plus various awards and memberships accumulated over the years. pic.twitter.com/POZRVCYhdj
— Kevin (@TAAB66) December 5, 2018
As well as his Degree in Natural Sciences are these recognitions….. pic.twitter.com/Uo6tSGSFUg
— Grannies4Equality (@grannies4equal) December 5, 2018
— druif2.0 (@druif2punt0) December 5, 2018