Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Provides a glimpse into a new and emerging economy based upon renewable resources as well as strategies to avoid the growing threat of climate change. As prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about carbon emissions cast a shadow over the future of fossil fuels, wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas at a pace and on a scale previously unimagined. Locations: China, Japan, Korea, India, Italy, Turkey, Bangladesh, Zambia, Haiti, and the United States.
State of the Planet's Oceans
Once considered an inexhaustible source of food, the oceans are now in danger of being seriously depleted. This program examines the issues affecting marine preserves, fisheries, and coastal ecosystems. Locations: Belize, United States, Greenland, Portugal, Peru, and India.
State of the Ocean's Animals
Investigate why so many of our ocean's animals are disappearing. Case studies focus on global issues including climate change, sea-level rise, over-fishing and habitat destruction. Locations: Antarctica, United States, China, Japan.
of the Planet's Wildlife
Investigate what scientists call "the sixth great extinction of the world's animals" and what we are doing to stop it. Locations: Zambia, Brazil, China and United States.
of the Planet
elegance of diversity and the rich tapestry of the natural world—a
world shaped by people, by those who are strongly tied to the land
and who draw from its bounty.
Investigate the link between environmental change and the health
of our planet as millions of people must cope with the spread of
toxic pollution. Locations: The Arctic, Mexico, Uzbekistan and
See how changes in global and local ecosystems are connected to the increased spread of infectious diseases. Locations: Kenya, Peru, Bangladesh and the United States.
Discover the world’s grasslands, natural vegetation of nearly one-third
of Earth’s land surface, some of which are in grave danger. Locations:
Kenya, South Africa, Argentina, China and the United States.
Examine how severe environmental problems can lead to political crises and increased hostilities around the world. Locations: Haiti, India, Peru, South Africa, Mexico and the United States.
of Plenty, Land of Want
Investigate the fundamental challenge facing today's farmers: how to feed the world's growing population without endangering our environment. Locations: Zimbabwe, China, France and the United States.
Explore a major dilemma of the 21st century: how to sustain the world's exploding urban population without destroying the delicate balance of our environment. Locations: Mexico City, Istanbul, Shanghai and New York City.
Journey to four major river systems of the world to investigate environmental pressures facing those whose lives depend upon the health of their river. Locations: the Mississippi, Jordan, Amazon and Mekong Rivers.