HE was recently back on our screens in the epic new Blue Planet series and his voice is one of the most recognisable on the planet. But how old is David Attenborough and who were his brothers? Here's what you need to know... How old is David Attenborough and what series has he presented? Sir David Attenborough is a 91-year-old veteran broadcaster, who was born on May 8, 1926, in Isleworth, London. He is best known for presenting the nine Life series – which surveyed animal and plant life on planet earth. David, who was born in Isleworth, west London, is also known for narrating Wildlife On One (1977 - 2005), and over 50 episodes of Natural World. He later narrated The Blue Planet (2001), Planet Earth (2006) and Frozen Planet (2011). He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in black and white, colour, HD, and 3D. More recently, he has been narrating BBC One’s first 4K Ultra HD production, Life Story, since October 2014 - as well as Waking Giants. He also … [Read more...] about How old is Sir David Attenborough, who were his wife and brothers and what is his documentary The Queen’s Green Planet?
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April 22 marks the annual Earth Day, a day which marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement, which began in 1970. This day brings to light the importance of being Eco-friendly and aims to bring the issue of plastic pollution to the attention of everyone around the world.As the day focuses on and celebrates the wonderful planet that is our home, the Earth in all its glory is brought to the forefront of people’s minds, but did you know all of these unusual, yet spectacular facts about planet Earth?1. All of the Earth’s rocks are recycled again and againThe ground that we walk on every day is recycled and will continue to keep being recycled, as the Earth's rock cycle transforms igneous rocks to sedimentary rocks to metamorphic rocks and this cycle continues again and again. Volcanoes spit the rocks out as magma, which then dry, harden and then after a very long time they either get sucked down again by plate tectonics or get pushed towards the … [Read more...] about Did you know these 15 unusual facts about the Earth?
BLUE Planet is returning for a second series with Sir David Attenborough set to reprise his role as narrator. By Laura Donaldson Monday, February 20, 2017 The announcement about the underwater series follows the presenter's work on the wildly popular Planet Earth II. The Sunday night show attracted a huge following in 2016 and beat entertainment shows like X Factor and Strictly in the ratings. More than 13 million people tuned in for the debut episode of the series, which went on to average an audience of more than 10 million. Now it looks like the BBC is hoping to recreate Planet Earth's success by securing Sir David's return to its sister show. Blue Planet 2: Sir David Attenborough is set to return to narrate the popular documentary series [BBC] Blue Planet 2: The show announced Sir David Attenborough's … [Read more...] about Blue Planet 2: Sir David Attenborough confirms he’ll present the return of nature documentary
Incredible new footage of enormous explosions on the surface of the Sun which are far bigger than planet Earth has been released by NASA. The stunning video, taken from the space agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, shows two humongous eruptions bursting from the surface on Friday. Gigantic fiery bursts of light can be seen expanding so much that they disrupt the star’s magnetic field, creating rippling coils. NASA scientists described the dramatic explosions, which occurred between 18 hours of each other, as “relatively small” in comparison to the size of the Sun. But the gigantic balls of fire both reached sizes far bigger than Earth. Describing the footage, NASA said in statement: “A relatively small active region erupted twice in 18 hours. “After each burst, one can see the magnetic fields lines, which appear as bright coils, spiraling around the region.” The footage briefly fading to black was caused by the Earth … [Read more...] about NASA footage shows explosions on the Sun that are bigger than planet Earth
The last three years were the hottest on record, new data has shown. It is bad news for polar bears and for the planet as a whole where extreme weather events caused death and destruction in 2017. The UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said 2017 was indistinguishable from 2015 as the second or third warmest year behind 2016, and made 2017 "the warmest year without an El Niño" in records dating back to the late 19th century. Average surface temperatures in 2017 were 1.1 degree Celsius (2.0 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times, creeping towards 1.5C (2.7F), the most ambitious limit for global warming set by almost 200 nations under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. The USA had its most expensive year ever in terms of weather and climate disasters, And the head of the WMO, Petteri Talaas, said in a statement that other countries saw their development slowed or reversed by tropical cyclones, floods and drought. The WMO said 17 of the warmest 18 years since records … [Read more...] about Planet Earth feels the heat