Netflix Chooses Climate-Agenda ‘Walrus Tragedy Porn’ Over Walrus Facts

‘Did Sir David know about the reported attack by polar bears?’

Netflix Chooses "Walrus Tragedy Porn" Over Walrus Facts

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(Lionel Parrott, Liberty Headlines) The Global Warming Policy Forum said British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough needs to come clean about what they call “walrus tragedy porn.”

The nonagenarian Attenborough narrates for the Netflix series Our Planet.

During one episode he suggested that the beloved mustachioed marine mammals were being forced ashore due to climate change—and once there, tragically fell from cliffs.

The story tugged at the emotional heartstrings—-but it simply was not true, said GWPF.

In a press release from the organization, they noted several problems with the Netflix narrative: First, walruses have apparently been acting in this manner for years and years, long before global warming was ever a factor.

Next, while walruses do occasionally fall off cliffs, a recent news report suggests that it’s not climate change, but polar bears, that are the culprit.

According to the Siberian Times, hundreds of walruses were “terrorized” by the predators (who have themselves been the subject of fake climate news) and panicked, retreating to the edges of cliffs and falling. No change in climate necessary.

Despite this, the Netflix documentary failed to make mention of the polar bears—even though their own Behind the Scenes video captured the bears during filming.

And speaking of filming, one GWPF blogger pointed out that the show’s film crew might have actually contributed to the tragedy.

In addition to flying noisy drones over the cliffs, the camera crew occupied the one spot to where the walruses could have retreated from a polar bear attack. Their only other options were the cliffs.

It would not be the first time that global-warming theorists ignored the facts in favor of their preferred political narrative.

Jim Steele, an ecologist blogger, chided climate activists for lacking historical perspective on the aforementioned walrus haul-outs (locations on land where non-swimming walruses congregate).

Steele said that while the 1950s were the nadir of “walrus abundance,” the flippered mammal’s population rebounded toward the end of the 20th century.

With abundance came crowding—and walruses trampling over each other. Steele said that global-warming advocates immediately pointed to CO2 as the cause of the tramplings—despite these tragedies usually being associated with high population numbers.

“Alarmists suggest the increasing use of land haul-outs is a sign of disaster, caused by the loss of sea ice,” wrote Steele. “However, all the evidence argues that as walrus populations increase, so does the use of land haul-outs. It is a sign of the walrus’ successful recovery.”

With all this in mind, it’s clear that Netflix was taking advantage of a tragic situation to further its political agenda. (It wouldn’t be the first time.)

Dr. Benny Peiser, the director of the Global Warming Policy Forum, took aim at narrator Attenborough.

“Did Sir David know about the reported attack by polar bears?” he demanded. “Did he know that polar bears were in close proximity during the filming? Did he know that walrus haul-outs have been documented at the same location long before the advent of global warming?”

Peiser called on Attenborough to take a stand against the fictitious account.

“The story that Netflix are telling the public is mostly fantasy. He should disown the script that was put in front of him.”