Our suspicions have been confirmed: David Attenborough is brilliant.
A student at Liverpool John Moores University was startled to receive a handwritten response from Sir David Attenborough, after sending him a copy of her dissertation.
The 21-year-old student decided to reach out to the broadcaster and natural historian as “not enough is done by organisers to achieve environmental sustainability”. She didn’t expect a personal response, but she reportedly screamed when she received the handwritten note from Sir David himself.
The letter read: “Dear Emma Tait, thank you for sending me a copy of your dissertation. I look forward to reading it. Yours sincerely, David Attenborough.”
The excited student, who received a first for her dissertation, tweeted a photo of her letter, saying that she’s “ready to take on climate change with him”.
Environmental issues are becoming more and more pressing, as our planet’s rising temperatures are increasing in an alarming pace (a recent study found that the Himalayan ice melt rate has doubled since the start of the century).
Attenborough has long been a vocal advocate for these issues, and has expressed support in younger people speaking out. Earlier this year, he warned us of the implications of global warming in the Netflix documentary series Our Planet, and has also come out with a documentary on BBC, Climate Change – The Facts.
Following the excitement of receiving her letter, Tait voiced that she one day dreams of working on environmental impact and sustainability in the events industry. We look forward to seeing what she achieves next.