A blog post on the Spectator (UK) website claims that Netflix’s Our Planet has hidden the real cause of walrus deaths. The post is written by Andrew Montford who is “deputy director of the Global Warming Policy Forum”. According to Wikipedia, this organization claims that the science of global warming is “not yet settled”.
Over the weekend, social media and the newspapers were full of stories of Pacific walruses plunging over sea cliffs to their deaths. Heart-wrenching film of the corpses of these magnificent beasts piled up on the shore have been driving many to tears.
The Netflix documentary claims or implies that walrus “haul out” behavior is driven by global warming (lack of ice).
Fact Check 1:
That the claim in the documentary hides the truth.
Fact Check 2: