Why Attenborough’s Walrus Claims Are Fake

Posted: April 14, 2019 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Critique, propaganda
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Days to go before his climate propaganda show on BBC TV and already his penchant for suspect alarmist stories has been exposed. Maybe he should stick to what he knows best.

Update – see: ‘Our Planet’ film crew is still lying about walrus cliff deaths: here’s how we know – by Dr. Susan Crockford (posted 14th April 2019)


By Paul Homewood

 Our Planet has showcased hundreds of walruses falling off a 260ft cliff to a slow, agonising death in heartbreaking scenes

Our Planet has showcased hundreds of walruses falling off a 260ft cliff to a slow, agonising death in heartbreaking scenes


Last week, the new Netflix series, Our Planet, was launched with great fanfare. Narrated by David Attenborough, however, one segment made headlines around the world, showcasing hundreds of walruses falling off a 260ft cliff to a slow, agonising death in heartbreaking scenes.

Narrating the disturbing scene in the second episode, Attenborough began:

But the story quickly began to unravel.

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Another strongly-worded critique of the walrus story from Dr. Susan Crockford. How much longer can their claims survive, if at all?

    ‘Our Planet’ film crew is still lying about walrus cliff deaths: here’s how we know
    Posted on April 14, 2019

    The lie being told by Attenborough and the film crew is that 200-300 walruses fell during the time they were filming, while in fact they filmed only a few: polar bears were responsible for the majority of the carcasses shown on the beach below the cliff. This is, of course, in addition to the bigger lie that lack of sea ice is to blame for walrus herds being onshore in the first place.

    See my point-by-point analysis below and make up your own mind.

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    More flak…

    Date: 14/04/19 GWPF & Paul Homewood

    The mystery of what really caused the tragic deaths of hundreds of walruses filmed by David Attenborough’s Netflix team is deepening as the filmmakers respond to Susan Crockford’s initial criticism.


    This one looks like it’s been overtaken by Susan Crockford’s latest broadside (above).

  2. ivan says:

    Attenborough is just trying to catch up with Disney and the lemmings being thrown over the cliff.

    The other thing to consider is that the walruses are trying to go down a cliff head first on their stomachs, I would like to see humans do that without falling off.

  3. oldbrew says:

  4. oldbrew says:

    Tabloid-type headline as ‘Saint David’ gets more flak…

    Delingpole: Walrusgate – Attenborough Exposed in #FakeNews Netflix Eco Documentary Scandal

    Did wildlife filmmakers from the $25 million Netflix series Our Planet accidentally drive a herd of walruses to their deaths – then lie about the incident afterwards in order to defend their preferred narrative that the creatures were tragic victims of climate change?

    From the perspective of a climate change sceptic like myself, sick to death of the relentless propaganda pumped up by green activists, it seems like a story just too good – and too darkly hilarious – to be true.

    But the evidence seems to be pointing that way. Thanks to research from a crack team of maverick bloggers, we can now be all but certain that Our Planet misrepresented the facts in the now-infamous, widely publicised “tragedy porn” sequence of walruses plunging to their deaths over a cliff.


  5. oldbrew says:

    ‘Our Planet’ film crew is still l Comments Off onying about walrus cliff deaths: UPDATE
    Posted on April 21, 2019

    I had an opportunity last night to watch the original Netflix ‘Frozen Worlds’ walrus episode and have some additional thoughts.
    . . .
    Oddly, I have also discovered that the Russian scientific advisor to the film, Anatoli Kochnev, wrote a scientific report in 2002 (translated into English) on walrus deaths at two regularly used beach haulouts on Wrangel Island from 1989-1996, when walrus population numbers were much lower than today and summer sea ice extent was higher (Kochnev 2002). He concluded that stampedes initiated by polar bears were responsible for most of the walruses found trampled to death.

    This means Kochnev knew that polar bears nearby were a huge risk factor for walrus stampedes over the cliff but went along with the official ‘Our Planet’ narrative that no polar bears were involved and only lack of sea ice and poor eyesight were to blame for the carnage presented in the Netflix film.