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David Attenborough wants us to “curb excess capitalism” to save the planet. Here’s what that will involve

Rectifying the excesses of our world does not mean a return to the Dark Ages. A post-consumer world can be a happy one, too

By Jennifer Johnson  

For decades, the environmental vision articulated by David Attenborough was seemingly an apolitical one. The wildlife shown in his documentaries inhabited distant landscapes, which were governed by laws all their own. It was Attenborough’s job to make sense of these worlds for viewers at home—to impose narrative logic over the wondrous chaos of nature.

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