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David Attenborough joins Instagram to share important message about global warming

The 94-year-old has already gained a massive following on the platform

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David Attenborough has joined Instagram to share an important message about global warming.

The 94-year-old joined the social media platform this morning, and has already gained almost 500k followers.

The broadcaster has had 60-year career in TV and radio, but will now go online in a bid to save the planet.

In his first post, David addressed his followers in a video: “Hello, my name is David Attenborough and I have been appearing on radio and television for the past 60 years. But this is my first time on Instagram.”

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David Attenborough has spent a lifetime travelling, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. He’s also witnessed the damaged caused. Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will. That’s why we want to share this message on Instagram. Because there is hope and together, we can inspire change. Social media isn’t David’s usual habitat so while he’s recorded messages solely for Instagram, like the one in this post, we're helping to run this account. In case you’re wondering, ‘we’ are Jonnie and Colin and we worked with David on A Life On Our Planet. So, as well as sharing the messages he’s recorded especially for this account we’ll also post some exclusive clips and behind the scenes content. Stay tuned.

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“I’m making this move, and exploring this new way of communication to me, because as we all know – the world is in trouble,” he continued.

“Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying, the fish are disappearing from our oceans… The list goes on and on.

“But we know what to do about it, and that’s why I’m tackling this new way – for me – of communication. Over the next two weeks, I’ll be recording messages to explain what the problems are – and how we can deal with them.

“Join me, or as we used to say in those early days of radio – Stay tuned.”

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The caption of the post reads: “David Attenborough has spent a lifetime travelling, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. He’s also witnessed the damaged caused.

“Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will. That’s why we want to share this message on Instagram. Because there is hope and together, we can inspire change.

“Social media isn’t David’s usual habitat so while he’s recorded messages solely for Instagram, like the one in this post, we’re helping to run this account. In case you’re wondering, ‘we’ are Jonnie and Colin and we worked with David on A Life On Our Planet.

“So, as well as sharing the messages he’s recorded especially for this account we’ll also post some exclusive clips and behind the scenes content. Stay tuned.”

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Meanwhile, Netflix dropped a new trailer for the latest David Attenborough documentary arriving on the streaming service on October 4th.

“David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet” will follow the iconic filmmaker and natural historian will look at how humanity as a species has damaged our planet.

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