Sir David Attenborough’s climate change hypocrisy – Yorkshire Post Letters

Sir David Attenborough.Sir David Attenborough.
Sir David Attenborough.
From: Margaret Ratcliffe, Leeds.

SIR David Attenborough is so lauded that he will no doubt soon be canonised, so it was with relief I read Peter Rickaby’s letter (The Yorkshire Post, October 17).

Global warming is a very fashionable phrase – never contradicted. I can only conclude that the relevant temperature readings are always taken in London – they certainly don’t originate from Scarborough where global warming can’t come soon enough.

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However, my personal irritation with David Attenborough concerns his pontificating that we should all travel less by air. This from a man who has journeyed – no doubt mostly by air – to foreign places all his long life.

Sir David Attenborough with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and their three children.Sir David Attenborough with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and their three children.
Sir David Attenborough with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and their three children.

He is over 90 years old and his future flying days may well now be few. Easy, therefore, for him to preach to younger people. Pally with the Royals, and no doubt with senior politicians, he belongs to the ‘‘do as I say, not as I do’’ brigade.

From: Andrew Mercer, Guiseley.

WHY isn’t Sir David Attenborough in the House of Lords, along with Dr John Sentamu?

Both would offer far more in the upper house than Sir Ian Botham or Boris Johnson’s brother Jo.

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