Friday, 8 August 2014


ANDREW DENTON: Do you feel society, human society, has changed under the pressure of population?
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: Yes I think wars… people will say well there have been wars since humanity existed. Well that’s true but where people have got room to escape and to separate, where societies are getting in one another’s hair and really feeling aggressive with one another, 100 years ago, 200 years ago, 300 years ago you could separate and they did but now we are so down and chepa by jowl I mean there is the amount of Lebensraum, the number of living room. I mean that’s what Hitler said, you know, I need more living rooms for the German people. And what’s going on in the Middle East. I mean people wanting living room and in the past you could say OK well there’s that patch of land there with nobody on it, go there but the notion that nobody was living in Israel before is a mistaken one to put it mildly.

ANDREW DENTON: Are you optimistic for the future of the planet?

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