Barack Obama Interviews Sir David Attenborough

President Barack Obama has met Sir David Attenborough in a rare encounter for a one-off television program in which they discuss climate change and the challenges facing future generations.
The US president says he grew up watching Sir David’s program. President Obama said, “I’ve been a huge admirer of your work for a very long time ... you’ve been a great educator as well as a great naturalist.”
Sir David talks about the importance of harnessing renewable energy sources, but then puts the president on the spot, asking him why he has not put as much effort into tackling climate change as previous presidents did to putting a man on the moon.
The interview was filmed in May on Sir David’s birthday. He said afterwards he was left “astonished” that his environmental expertise had been called upon – by the President of the United States.