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Is there anything Sir David Attenborough can't achieve? Probs not. He's an absolute legend and undisputed king of nature, as well as possessing one of the greatest narratorial voices of ALL TIME.

He's lending his voice to Netflix for their forthcoming natural history show (seems off-brand for them?) but now he'll be back on the BBC screens with a huge new programme.

The TV show will focus on the environmental forces reshaping our world, and is entitled One Planet, Seven Worlds. We can't wait for this.

One Planet, Seven Worlds will focus on an individual continent per episode, and uses cutting-edge technology to explore the characteristics of how the animals are affected by their habitat.

He is also appearing in Green Planet, which will look at the world from the plants' point of view in the global ecosystem.

Attenborough recently spoke to Prince William about today's environment, emphasising the fact that we are less in touch with nature than ever.

"We are one coherent ecosystem- it's not just a question of beauty or interest or wonder, it's the essential ingredient. The essential part of human life is a healthy planet," he said.

He urged politicians and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos to focus their attention on climate change, before it's too late; “the Garden of Eden is no more”.

Blue Planet II and Plastics Watch have both achieved massive success, so the new BBC One shows are hoping to spotlight the environment in the form of protection.

Three-quarters of a BILLION people worldwide watched Blue Planet I, which is mind-blowing. Some people see his new Netflix affiliation as a blow to the BBC, as streaming services take over.

He has worked with the BBC for over 60 years, so he most likely isn't ditching them.

The Netflix show is due out this April, while the BBC show will hopefully air in the autumn. Get yourselves and your metal straws ready, it's time to save the WORLD, people.



We can't say that we jumped for joy when it was revealed that in Ireland, for every €100 a man earns, a woman earns a more modest €87. 

After all, €13 can go a long way when you need it to.

However, on closer inspection, we don't have it as bad as most. In fact, Ireland ranks among the top five most equal nations in the world – being beaten only by Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden. 

At the other end of the scale, Yemen, Pakistan and Syria are the world's most gender divided nations.

The UK is ranked 18th, while American makes it to number 28.

So what makes our Emerald Isle so great for the gals? Well, in Ireland, 55 percent of our university graduates are female.

And a third of senior officials, managers and legislators are women; only Colombia, Fiji and the Philippines perform better in that sphere. 

However, in political circles we let ourselves down: a limp 29 percent of government ministers are female.

Created by the BBC and available online here, the How Equal Are You calculator has been released to mark the #100Women campaign, which kicked-off yesterday and runs until December 2.

The World Economic Forum believes it will take another 118 years – or until 2133 – until the global pay gap between men and women is finally closed.