DID ‘OUR PLANET’ LIE TO VIEWERS WHEN IT CLAIMED CLIMATE CHANGE DROVE WALRUSES OFF A CLIFF?

The Daily Caller | 4/4/2019 | Staff
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A veteran zoologist says Netflix’s “Our Planet” is lying about its viral scene of walruses falling off a cliff.

“Our Planet” blames climate change for walruses falling to their deaths, but it may have actually been caused by polar bears.

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Experts were skeptical about other claims made in the Netflix series, which was produced in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.

The Netflix documentary series “Our Planet” is using chilling footage of walruses falling off a cliff to mislead viewers in the name of climate activism, a Canadian zoologist claimed.

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“Our Planet,” narrated by famed naturalist and BBC broadcaster David Attenborough, has a message: Climate change is endangering the planet. But it’s a message that comes at the expense of the facts, according to Susan Crockford, a zoologist and adjunct professor at the University of Victoria.

Crockford argues the Netflix documentary’s iconic scene of walruses falling to their deaths is actually the same incident recorded in Siberia in October 2017. Polar bears were behind those plummeting walruses, not global warming as “Our Planet” told viewers.

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“The lie being told by Attenborough and the film crew is that 200-300 walruses fell during the time they were filming, while in fact they filmed only a few: polar bears were responsible for the majority of the carcasses shown on the beach below the cliff,” Crockford wrote on her personal blog Sunday.

British naturalist David Attenborough gives a speech during the global premiere of Netflix’s “Our Planet” at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain April 4, 2019. REUTERS/John Sibley.

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“Our Planet” was produced in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a prominent environmental group. Each episode highlights an important ecosystem they see as threatened by man-made climate change.

The “Frozen World” episode’s walrus haul-out scene went viral online. WWF used the scene to make walruses the “new symbol of climate change”...
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