A Lesson from Sir David Attenborough on World Environment Day


A Lesson from Sir David Attenborough on World Environment Day

Published on June 5th, 2020

As billions of people worldwide continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and recent social upheavals from tragic events such as the death of George Floyd, it’s important not to forget critical environmental issues that our planet continues to face. 

One effort to put these concerns on the forefront is World Environment Day, which has been celebrated annually on June 5th since 1972.  The global event was started by the United Nations to raise awareness of growing environmental issues our planet faces, such as pollution in our oceans, human overpopulation, and climate change. 

As an organization that works to formulate and advance policies and programs designed to stabilize the population of California, the U.S., and the world, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) celebrates World Environment Day. 

To mark the occasion this year, we wanted to spotlight renowned broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough and his sentiments that overpopulation is the most important environmental issue we face today.

As a broadcaster of numerous TV shows, including the popular Planet Earth series, Attenborough, now into his nineties, is a personality known by millions around the planet. His plea to address the issue of overpopulation should serve as an important call to action on World Environment Day 2020. 

As the world continues to navigate the global COVID-19 pandemic and other cataclysmic events, it’s important not to lose sight of global environmental challenges our world faces such as pollution, climate change, and overpopulation on this World Environment Day. 

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