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David Attenborough shocked as BBC camera crew experience ‘very hot’ Antarctica | Attenborough was left stunned after his crew experienced “very hot” weather during filming in Antarctica, exposing the effects of climate change

Earlier this month, Sir David – the legendary BBC presenter – took viewers to the South Pole for the first episode of his new series "Seven Worlds, One Planet". Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent, home to some 1,000 scientists who live in the blistering conditions that reach -90C at times, as they attempt to understand more about the history of Earth and climate change. However, the 93-year-old was less than impressed with the state of affairs created as a knock-on effect from humans.

He revealed how his camera crew witnessed this first-hand, saying: “The shoot is going well, but the crew are noticing worrying signs.
“Parts of the Antarctic are warming five times faster than the rest of the world.
“If this trend continues, it will threaten the very existence of these polar creatures.
“On the last day of filming, the team can’t help but reflect on the future of the wildlife here.”
David Attenborough was shocked
David Attenborough was shocked (Image: BBC/GETTY)
David Attenborough's new show came out this month
David Attenborough's new show came out this month (Image: GETTY)
One of the cameramen then revealed how the increase in temperature could even be felt.
He explained: “It’s a really hot day today.
“30 years ago, the front of that glacier was right down on the beach.
“It has retreated a huge amount.
“I don’t really know what climate change is going to mean for all the wildlife that is living here.”

Antarctica's glacier is melting
Antarctica's glacier is melting (Image: BBC)
A second camera operator was equally as shocked, detailing why the finds made him emotional.
He added: “For me, it’s emotional because I know this might have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“I will definitely take these memories with me and I will be sad.
“It’s a really special place you know and I just hope we can keep thes


  1. Looking forward to Attenborough's next release of documentation proving the Younger Dryas melt was the result of all those fires by hunter/gatherers trying to keep warm. This will probably come out after his opening speech with the Flat Earth Society! lol

  2. "Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent, home to some 1,000 scientists who live in the blistering conditions that reach -90C."

    -90C = -130F ..... BLISTERING!