Jeremy Clarkson criticises David Attenborough's focus on climate change

The latest season of Planet Earth has looked at the planet's changing eco-system

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 30: Jeremy Clarkson attends the ITV Autumn Entertainment Launch at White City House on August 30, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Nick England/Getty Images)
Jeremy Clarkson is not a David Attenborough fan. (Getty Images)

Jeremy Clarkson has criticised David Attenborough's focus on climate change in the latest season of Planet Earth.

Writing in his column in The Sun, Clarkson took issue with Attenborough's commentay in the show for deviating away from the formula of the first two editions.

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The former Top Gear host said: "There used to be a time when Sir Attenborough would tell us all about the animal he’d found. Now all we ever get is: 'Here’s a see-through fish with an orange stomach, and it’s future is threatened by climate change'. And then it’s: 'Here’s something with pointy teeth and soon it will be wiped out by global warming'."

Sir David Attenborough (BBC)
Jeremy Clarkson has criticied Sir David Attenborough's commentary on the climate crisis. (BBC)

He added: "We know already. So please, in future, tell us about the animals, not the bloody weather."

Clarkson has been a long-time critic of enviromentalism and climate activists and has expressed doubt over the existence of global warming.

He has been a frequent critic of Greta Thunberg, calling her a "spoilt brat", a comment that drew a rebuke from his daughter Emily who reposted a John Bishop comment about the activist and added: “Wouldn’t it be nice if all middle aged blokes could talk to and about Greta, the ballsy af teenager out there changing the world, like this."

Clarkson has frequently been the target of climate protestors with the most notable incident coming in 2009 when activist group Climate Rush dumped horse manure on his lawn.

A turtle captured audiences attention on the opening episode of Planet Earth III. (BBC)
A turtle captured audiences attention on the opening episode of Planet Earth III but Jeremy Clarkson was not moved. (BBC)

The broadcaster and farmer has also been criticised for his views on things such as homosexuality, racism and women, most notably after a past column for The Sun which took aim at Meghan Markle.

In the column, he said he "hated" Markle and dreamt of her being paraded through the streets naked while being pelted with excrement.

Clarkson later released a since deleted apology on social media which was rejected by Markle.

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