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Episode 2: Civilizations

Earth is alive because of water, and humanity’s relationship with this simple molecule is everything. "H2O, The Molecule That Made Us" is a three-hour series from WGBH Boston premiering, dramatically revealing how water underpins every aspect of our existence.

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NOVA recommends the documentary, "H2O: The Molecule That Made Us," a three-hour series from WGBH Boston which dramatically reveals how water underpins every aspect of our existence.

Travel into the past to see how water may have driven our own evolution—and created civilizations. But can the Earth’s water supplies guarantee our future? (Premiered April 29, 2020)

"H2O: The Molecule that Made Us” is a production of Passion Planet for WGBH, with funding from Draper, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Lynn Bay Dayton and Bruce C. Dayton, Anne Ray Foundation and PBS.

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