A Life on Our Planet Nails the Planetary Problems But Misses the Political Ones

David Attenborough is 93. Over the course of his lifetime, the beloved natural historian and broadcaster has seen the planet go through unimaginable changes. Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases have soared, as has the human population, while biodiversity has declined precipitously. He details these shifts in a new documentary released on Netflix on Sunday, which he calls his “witness statement” for the natural world.

David Attenborough wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: David Attenborough in the new film David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet.

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David Attenborough in the new film David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet.

The new film, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, beautifully and persuasively argues in favor of a fundamental reshaping of humanity’s relationship with nature. But in doing so, it misses something more subtle: the fact that not all of humanity are equally responsible for exploiting Earth.


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That’s not to say it’s not well worth a watch. The new movie is both deeply moving and

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Micron FYQ4 Rev, EPS Beat; Nov-quarter EPS view misses; shares sag

Micron Technology, the vendor of DRAM and NAND memory chips, Tuesday afternoon reported fiscal fourth quarter revenue and profit that topped analysts’ expectations, but a forecast for this quarter that was merely in line as far as revenue, and below consensus on earnings. 

CEO Sanay Mehrotra cited “strong” sales of DRAM chips for cloud computing, PCs, and gaming consoles, as well as “an extraordinary increase in QLC NAND shipments,” the most advanced type of NAND flash that Micron makes. 

Mehrotra said the rest of 2020 should see “improving market conditions,” thanks to 5G, cloud computing, and the automotive market. 

Gross profit margin in the quarter rose to 34.1% from 32.4% in the prior quarter and 28.6% a year earlier.

Revenue in the three months ended in August rose to $6.06 billion, yielding EPS of $1.08. Analysts had been modeling $5.89 billion and 98 cents per share.

For the current

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