Can David Attenborough wake us from our collective slumber?

Thursday 22nd October 2020

This is not a Silvereye book, but it is a genuine 'must-read' that transcends normal boundaries. Sometimes it takes one person and one moment to truly change the world... is this that moment?

Sir David Attenborough is one of the most widely respected and most loved people alive on our planet today. This book is maybe the most important part of his legacy, reflecting on his life's work, the dramatic changes to the planet he has witnessed, and what we can do to make a better future.

This is the first time Silvereye has recommended and promoted a book so obviously outside of our areas of speciality but we think this is too important. The more people who read this book and absorb its messages, the more chance we have to unleash our collective conscience and power to make change really happen. In David's own words:

"The natural world is fading. The evidence is all around. It has happened during my lifetime. I have seen it with my own eyes. It will lead to our destruction.

... There is a good alternative.

This book is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake, and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right."

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