“As we all know, the world is in trouble,” he said in the IGTV video, which has more than 9 million views.
“But we know what to do about it,” he said.
Attenborough told viewers to tune in over the next few weeks to learn more about the challenges and solutions facing the world when it comes to climate change.
“Over the next few weeks, I will record messages to explain what the problems are and how we can deal with them,” he said.
Attenborough’s Instagram account will be managed with the help of his colleagues Johnny Hughes and Colin Butfield, the couple said in a message accompanying the first video of the 94-year-old.
“Social media is not David’s usual habitat,” they said.
“David Attenborough has spent his entire life traveling, exploring the wilderness of our planet and documenting the living world in all its diversity and wonders. He has also witnessed the damage done. Saving our planet is now a communication challenge. We know what to do. we do, we just need the will, “they added.