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We are clumsily switching off our own life-support machine, David Attenborough warns in new film

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Sir David Attenborough pictured in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. (Photo: Netflix/David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet)
Sir David Attenborough pictured in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. (Photo: Netflix/David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet)

Natural historian Sir David Attenborough joined Instagram recently as the social media buzz around his latest film reached trending status.

The 94-year-old icon has already amassed more than 5 million followers as interest in his Netflix original documentary David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet peaked.

Now the "man who has seen more of the natural world than any other" offers this film as his witness statement to the human race and a stern warning that if things don't change immediately, the world as we know it will not exist for much longer.

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