Sir David Attenborough questioned whether planet Earth would be better off without the human race because of the impact everyday life has on the natural world.
Sir David insisted people have to realise they are “intruders” and should behave in such a way not to disrupt the environment.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, the broadcaster said: “Human beings, even with the best will in the world, cannot but restrict the natural world.
“That’s what we’re doing. We’re pushing it aside. Even the most considerate of us.”
He added: “That’s almost inevitable to some degree but let us realise that we are intruders, that we are latecomers and that the natural world, by-and-large, would do much better if we weren’t there at all.”
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