David Attenborough the bogyman who scars little children for life.

Graham Charles Lear
4 min readJan 29, 2020


TRUST, it's rather a big thing where adults and children are concerned if adults can' tell the truth to children then where does that leave our children and their future.

David Attenborough was once one of my heroes, I would wait in great anticipation to watch his television series usually on a Sunday night. His explanation of the wildlife was second to none. I used to watch American wildlife programs and come away thinking that none of them can hold a candle to the David Attenborough ones. My children were the same as they used to settle down with us and watch with eyes aglow with the wonderment of nature when he gently explained how it all worked.

What changed I wonder, when did he become a man obsessed with climate change, what made him tell so many lies, did he know they were lies or did he not care that they were, or was the lure of the payday to much.

Why am I asking this? Well, there is proof that the climate change anger youngsters feel about the world started with David Attenborough's documentaries on Polar Bear starving because of so-called man-made climate change.

Is it too much to ask that David Attenborough actually gets it right? Parents teachers expect no less. All of us expect the BBC production team, to tell the truth. ALL of the production team and that includes Attenborough. To just go along with script is gross negligence. The portrayal of climate change has to be accurate and by not telling the truth it actually hurts your cause as it always comes back to hurt your credibility.

This what Dr Susan Crockford, a Canadian wildlife expert had to say about him

Misleading narratives about starving polar bears and fabricated stories of dying walrus used to support an escalating message of doom about the Arctic, are not supported by facts,”

Attenborough did not verify any facts contained in the scripts he was paid to narrate and passed along misinformation to naïve viewers, including many young children,” she added

David Attenborough bears the brunt of responsibility for the recent epidemic of ‘eco-anxiety’ among children and young adults. Much of their misguidedly negative sense of how Arctic animals are fairing and their bleak outlook on the world come from the heart-wrenching but unverified stories found in Attenborough’s documentaries,” Dr Crockford said.

Which brings me to St Greta Thunberg who has gone on record saying that it was when she was shown images of starving polar bears in school when she was 8 or 9 years old that she first began her quest. When you look deeply into when that was we see its when Attenborough’s ‘On Thin Ice’ documentary from the ‘Frozen Planet series released in 2011.

It's bad enough that well-balanced children have to watch this dribble it's even worse when a child-like Greta Thunberg watches it because Greta Thunberg is not normal in any true sense of the word normal. She was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, OCD and selective mutism. That basically means she only speaks when she thinks it’s necessary.

Basically what happened was that she saw Attenborough’s documentaries, which were outright lies. This then set in motion something that years later we are seeing today.

Adults, parents and teachers have a duty of care where children are concerned. This includes keeping them safe from adults that scare the living daylights out of them with stories that are not true. It's their duty to inform the children and to reassure them that what they are seeing about Bears that live in the Arctic along with the Walrus is not due to climate change. They need to see the truth and that animal species that live in the Arctic are quite adapt to whatever condition the Arctic is in.

You can watch this Dr Susan Crockford new video documenting Sir David Attenborough’s inaccurate claims about climate change and Arctic wildlife that blames his apocalyptic language and misleading narrative for the dramatic rise in eco-anxiety among young people.

And here is a letter that is being sent to every headteacher in all UK schools. The letter comes with the above video. The letter reminds everyone of them that they have a duty of care and that they are responsible for the mental health of their pupils and that they have a responsibility to provide their pupils with accurate information about the state of wildlife in the Arctic.


The fightback for the truth STARTS here. Please feel free to use all the above to re-educate your child that has been scarred by outright lies perpetrated by Warmegedinist fanatics and people that care far more for money and fame than they do for truth.



Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.