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Climate Crisis: Countdown to Year Zero, Part 1 of 7

00:11:30

Climate Crisis: Countdown to Year Zero, Part 1 of 7

Welcome to Part 1 of our seven-part series on the Climate Crisis, featuring the illuminating documentary, “Countdown to Year Zero.” “We have been living in this system of normalized violence and we've been killing animals at such a fast pace. I mean, we kill more animals in four to 12 hours than all the humans that ever died in wars throughout human history put together.” “If you look at the World
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-03-30   1364 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-03-30

Warning Signs to Help End Climate Change: Locust Swarms, Part 1 of 3

00:13:02

Warning Signs to Help End Climate Change: Locust Swarms, Part 1 of 3

On today’s program we’ll travel to Africa to learn about the recent massive invasion of locusts that the continent has experienced. The plague began in June 2019 and has continued through 2020. Billions of desert locusts, resembling dark storm clouds, have descended on the Horn of Africa, destroying vast areas of cropland and vegetation. Dr. Rick Overson of Arizona State University's Global Locust
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-05   317 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-05

Plastic Pollution: Its Consequences for Rivers and Oceans, Part 2 of 3

00:14:45

Plastic Pollution: Its Consequences for Rivers and Oceans, Part 2 of 3

On today’s program, we continue our exploration, as we travel to Africa to visit the magnificent River Nile. This 6,650-kilometer-long waterway runs through 11 countries on the African continent, and an estimated 250 million people rely on it for drinking water, household use, and irrigation. In June 2020, the British free-to-air television news channel Sky News aired a remarkable documentary call
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-09-07   300 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-09-07

Climate Crisis: Countdown to Year Zero, Part 2 of 7

00:12:33

Climate Crisis: Countdown to Year Zero, Part 2 of 7

On today’s program we’ll continue watching “Countdown to Year Zero,” by joining a student climate change strike in New York City. “If we don’t do this to make huge, huge, huge changes in the next five to ten years, our kids are all going to be climate refugees.” “For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have got away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis.” “I would t
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-04-06   1036 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-04-06

Plastic Pollution: Its Consequences for Rivers and Oceans, Part 1 of 3

00:14:54

Plastic Pollution: Its Consequences for Rivers and Oceans, Part 1 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll examine the global issue of plastic pollution and learn how the problem began. The production of plastic is relatively new; the first manufacture only began during the 1940’s. Over the ensuing decades, we have become increasingly reliant on plastic in many aspects of our lives. If we look around us, we’ll see that we’re surrounded by plastic. Since the development of plas
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-31   335 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-31

Warning Signs to Help End Climate Change: Locust Swarms, Part 2 of 3

00:12:45

Warning Signs to Help End Climate Change: Locust Swarms, Part 2 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll travel to Pakistan and India to learn how the insects have affected these countries. But first, let’s find out more about locusts, and why they’ve been so plentiful during the past year. Many scientists believe that climate change is largely responsible for the current locust plague. The unusually warm, wet weather in the normally arid areas around the Arabian Peninsula h
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-12   185 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-12

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land – Heralding a Plant-Powered Global Food System, Part 1 of 2

00:16:38

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land – Heralding a Plant-Powered Global Food System, Part 1 of 2

IPCC is the body established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments concerning climate change. It was the recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its work on climate change. The newly released second Special Report on Climate Change and Land brings revitalized hope wi
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-01-14   877 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-01-14

Fires Around the World and the Key to their Prevention, Part 3 of 3

00:14:58

Fires Around the World and the Key to their Prevention, Part 3 of 3

In today’s episode, we’ll examine the fires that blazed across Siberia, Russia, and Central Africa in 2019 as well as their cause and detrimental impact. In June and July 2019, temperatures in Siberia soared to 30 degrees Celsius. September 2019, it is estimated that more than 13 million hectares of Siberian forest had burned, an area lager than Greece. The wildfires in Siberia not only affect Ru
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-03-23   412 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-03-23

Plastic Pollution: Its Consequences for Rivers and Oceans, Part 3 of 3

00:15:17

Plastic Pollution: Its Consequences for Rivers and Oceans, Part 3 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll look at some of the solutions emerging all around the globe. According to a 2019 study published in the journal Science Progress, as many as 90% of all plastic items are used only once and then discarded. Plastic bags are among the biggest sources of pollution, with as many as five trillion being consumed globally each year. When disposed of improperly, the bags clog wate
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-09-14   252 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-09-14

Climate Crisis: Countdown to Year Zero, Part 3 of 7

00:11:26

Climate Crisis: Countdown to Year Zero, Part 3 of 7

On today’s program, We’ll continue watching “Countdown to Year Zero,” as Ms. Velez-Mitchell asks Dr. Rao how humanity will make the shift from eating meat to veganism. “And I thought that we are doing a disservice to the people if you don’t tell them what is going on. And animal agriculture, it has such a huge impact on climate change and it’s not being addressed at all.” “You’re also one of the p
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-04-13   689 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-04-13

Pandemics: The Key to Prevention, Part 3 of 3

00:13:54

Pandemics: The Key to Prevention, Part 3 of 3

The threat of future zoonoses or animal-transmitted diseases is even more concerning. Currently, over 72 billion land animals are slaughtered for human consumption every year. And what’s even more troubling is that many of these animals were raised on factory farms. For years, world health experts have warned about the dangers of factory farms as uncontrolled sources of new viruses. World organiza
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-06-01   549 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-06-01

Pandemics: The Key to Prevention, Part 1 of 3

00:17:31

Pandemics: The Key to Prevention, Part 1 of 3

In late December 2019, news of a strange new virus emerging in Southern China began to surface. The virus, it was reported, was highly contagious. The World Health Organization named it “coronavirus disease,” or “COVID-19.” COVID-19 proved to be extremely contagious and spread like wildfire through China’s massive population. On March 11,2020, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General o
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-05-18   818 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-05-18

Climate Crisis: Countdown to Year Zero, Part 4 of 7

00:11:58

Climate Crisis: Countdown to Year Zero, Part 4 of 7

In this episode we'll learn that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people to change is social media. On today’s program, we'll meet two social media animal-rights advocates, Mr. Ryuji Chua, a dedicated activist from Los Angeles, California, USA, and Ms. Renee king-Sonnen, founder of Rowdy Girl Sanctuary in Waelder, Texas, USA. “By me putting out content on the internet and being like,
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-04-20   627 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-04-20

Zoonotic Diseases: Nature’s Self-Defense, Part 1 of 2

00:12:34

Zoonotic Diseases: Nature’s Self-Defense, Part 1 of 2

“Through COVID-19 the planet has delivered its strongest warning yet that we must change our ways. Human activity has altered virtually every part of the land. As we displace the natural world, we’re destroying vital ecosystems and the biodiversity that thrives on them. We are causing climate change, harming our ability to feed ourselves, opening the door to new illnesses such as COVID-19. It’s ti
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-10   727 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-10

Extreme Weather Events: Droughts Around the World, Part 1 of 3

00:13:16

Extreme Weather Events: Droughts Around the World, Part 1 of 3

As the world warms, Earth’s climate has been undergoing intense heat waves caused by the increased chance of extremely hot days and nights. Warming air also boosts the evaporation of surface water, thus worsening the effects of droughts. More droughts create dry fields and forests that are prone to catching fire, so increased global temperatures mean longer wildfire seasons around the world. Droug
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-07-13   366 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-07-13

Extreme Weather Events: Droughts Around the World, Part 2 of 3

00:14:11

Extreme Weather Events: Droughts Around the World, Part 2 of 3

On today’s show, we’ll explore the severe drought conditions that are affecting Africa and Europe. Home to the Sahara, the world’s largest hot desert, North Africa is one of the driest regions on Earth, where it's common to have no rainfall for more than a year in some places. However, for many years climate change has increased the lack of rain and abnormally hot weather across East Africa, South
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-07-20   376 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-07-20

Fires Around the World and the Key to their Prevention, Part 1 of 3

00:18:19

Fires Around the World and the Key to their Prevention, Part 1 of 3

In January 2020, hundreds of deadly wildfires raged throughout Australia. The most heartbreaking tragedy resulting from the fires in Australia was the loss of wildlife. One of the most heartbreaking cases of devastation occurred on Kangaroo Island. In addition to wildlife, livestock animals were also affected. Another result of the fires was air pollution. The damage in Australia affected the enti
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-03-09   380 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-03-09

Climate Crisis: Our Oceans are Rising, Part 1 of 2

00:16:11

Climate Crisis: Our Oceans are Rising, Part 1 of 2

In this series we will learn about the effects of the climate change crisis on our oceans, how this affects our world today and what we can do to reverse the damaging impacts. For the past 50 years, the ocean has been absorbing 90% of all the heat generated by global warming. Unfortunately, with the ever-increasing concentration of greenhouse gases, global temperatures have continued to rise, and
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-05-09   510 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-05-09

Pandemics: The Key to Prevention, Part 2 of 3

00:17:30

Pandemics: The Key to Prevention, Part 2 of 3

Over the past century, almost every pandemic has been a zoonoses. World authorities and organizations have become increasingly alarmed about the ever-increasing number of zoonotic diseases. The World Health Organization has also expressed concern, estimating that approximately one billion illnesses and millions of deaths occur each year from zoonoses, and that 60% of all existing infectious diseas
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-05-25   615 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-05-25

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land – Heralding a Plant-Powered Global Food System, Part 2 of 2

00:16:32

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land – Heralding a Plant-Powered Global Food System, Part 2 of 2

In view of such daunting challenges, the IPCC Climate Change and Land Special Report could represent our last hope for a sustainable future. It is also a solution that can be carried out on both the individual and the governing front. The first of these themes involves the preservation of our world’s forests, as well as other land-based carbon-absorbing “sinks,” such as wetlands and grasslands. Th
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-01-21   708 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-01-21
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