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The Green Planet: Season 1 (2022)
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Tropical rainforests are plant battlegrounds. New filming techniques allow us to enter the world of plants to see it from their perspective and on their timescale.
Water plants create beautiful, bizarre worlds. Flowers smother rivers and lakes. Plants fight and hunt. A river bubbles like champagne as plants create the atmosphere itself.
Plants use strategy, deception and feats of engineering in order to survive the challenges posed by the different seasons.
Exploring the hostile world of the desert and how plants survive by using weapons, camouflage and surprising alliances with animals.
David Attenborough explains how humans help plants that are facing extinction, from projects in Africa to re-seeding the landscape to rebuilding a Brazilian rainforest tree.
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4d agoBeautifully crafted to sell... but full of errors and a tremendous lack of context. Some of the errors are based in popular beliefs and not in actual statistics. For instance Attenborough said 80% of cultivated land is used to grow feed for livestock... as though the primary use of crops is not human uses, and livestock only get waste or byproducts from those crops. Citrus crops are not grown to feed livestock but after we squeeze oranges the excess pulp is fed to livestock. Most other agricultural land is similarly used. Context is everything in order to be accurate.
Mar 03, 2022I normally am a huge fan of David Attenborough documentaries (his influence is so great that I actually already have a degree in zoology and I'm doing my masters this year *humblebrag cough cough*) but I tend to prefer animals to be brutally honest. The Green Planet contains all of the classic BBC Natural History department hallmarks: beautifully shot scenes, stirring soundtracks and that iconic narration. However, plants reaaaaaally do not interest me. By far my least favourite part of ecology is plants and, whilst I can appreciate their value, I don't feel like this doc has changed my lack of interest in them. It feels really harsh to give the Green Planet a 7 when it basically did nothing wrong outside of its choice of topic. But that's what I'm going to do cause compared to stuff like Blue Planet or Planet Earth it just doesn't grab and inspire me the same. But yeah you should still watch it cause plants are vital for the continuing ecosystem of Earth and David is a legend. I'm glad plant conservation is being focused as it sometimes gets ignored even by actual ecologists like myself...