Reading Time: < 1 minute Sir David is a fan of Greta Thunberg
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Sir David Attenborough has praised teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.

The broadcaster, whose new documentary series Seven Worlds One Planet is currently playing on BBC1, made the comments in an interview with The Times.

Sir David called Thunberg ‘remarkable’, saying she is ‘stirring the world’, and adding that he’s glad the climate message is reaching the masses.

Red meat

He also spoke about his diet, saying he is ‘not a strict vegetarian’ as he sometimes eats fish, although he doesn’t eat meat. Sir David admitted he hadn’t given it up because of any moral virtue, but that he’s ‘just gone off it’.

“I can’t remember the last time I had a piece of red meat,” he said. “I can’t tell you why. I suddenly realized I hadn’t been eating red meat for a long time. I’ve just gone off it. I’m not claiming any moral virtue at this point – I’m just saying I don’t want to eat any red meat anymore,’ the much-loved naturalist explained.

“The world is changing. And with me and my family and friends there are more vegetarians or ‘fishertarians’ or whatever they call them than there were five years ago.” 

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.