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Beloved nature broadcaster Sir David Attenborough narrated a BBC documentary on climate change Thursday that Guardian reviewer Rebecca Nicholson said aimed to encourage action around climate the way that Attenborough's Blue Planet II galvanized the world against single-use plastic.
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By Imogen Calderwood
Attenborough, the broadcasting legend who brought the world Planet Earth, revealed that teams had recorded seabirds feeding their chicks with scraps of plastic, in the documentary series that will focus on how our oceans are changing.
A serious change has been the dramatic rise in plastic pollution.
Dench has embarked on a 4,500-mile journey across the Russian Arctic and is now following the migration of Bewick's swans route in a motorized paraglider in hopes of learning why their numbers have declined by more than a third in the past 20 years.
The adventure started on Sept. 19. She is now approaching the final leg across the English Channel and through the UK. Her expedition, the Flight of the Swans, is backed by Dame Judi Dench, a distant relative, Sir David Attenborough and Sir Ralph Fiennes.
The "human swan" will be answered your questions on her experiences, flying through 11 countries in more than 10 weeks and what she's learnt about why the species is in decline. She showed footage from the remote communities she's flown over and the people she's met along the flyway.
Dench will now fly across the pond to home soil!