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Ocean Warming: A Call to End the Climate Crisis, Part 1 of 3

00:17:03

Ocean Warming: A Call to End the Climate Crisis, Part 1 of 3

Today the planet is facing critical climate challenges due to human activities that are detrimental to the environment and our animal co-inhabitants. Raising animal livestock is recognized as a leading cause of human-driven greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and air and water pollution. Ocean warming is accelerating due to excessive amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that prevent
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-02-22   117 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-02-22

Deb Ozarko (vegan): Is Our World Beyond Hope? Part 2 of 2

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Deb Ozarko (vegan): Is Our World Beyond Hope? Part 2 of 2

More recently, Deb had another experience that finally prompted her to write the book, “Beyond Hope,” and thus raise awareness about the critical condition of our planet. “I had a prompt when I was living out in British Columbia (Canada) in 2016. I started having premonitions. That’s what I’m calling them. But I had really vivid dreams, and these vivid dreams were all about the death of the ocean.
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-02-16   228 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-02-16

Deb Ozarko: Is Our World Beyond Hope? Part 1 of 2

00:15:38

Deb Ozarko: Is Our World Beyond Hope? Part 1 of 2

Ms. Deb Ozarko of Ontario, Canada is the author of “Unplug” and “Beyond Hope: Letting Go of a World in Collapse.” She is also a graphic designer, the creator and host of the Unplug podcast, an “unapologetic vegan,” and an Ironman triathlon competitor. In her latest book, “Beyond Hope,” Deb writes that between climate change, widespread pollution, mass plant and wildlife extinctions, global overpop
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-02-09   267 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2021-02-09

Extreme Weather: The Latest Global Climate Disasters, Part 2 of 2

00:15:09

Extreme Weather: The Latest Global Climate Disasters, Part 2 of 2

On today’s program, we’ll travel to Asia and Europe to learn how these continents have been affected by severe weather events lately. In China, torrential rains during the summer of 2020 caused dangerous flooding in several major river basins, especially around the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers. The number of floods in China this year was 60% higher than in previous years, and 77 of the nation’s river
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-12-28   317 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-12-28

Extreme Weather: The Latest Global Climate Disasters, Part 1 of 2

00:18:19

Extreme Weather: The Latest Global Climate Disasters, Part 1 of 2

This year in Africa, more than 1.21 million people in 12 different countries were affected by heavy rainfall and flooding. The following is a summary of the floods’ consequences in Africa between June and October 2020. Floods in Democratic Republic of Congo had resulted in at least 15 fatalities and thousands of people were affected. Floods in Tunisia, Ghana, Uganda and Burkina Faso had c
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-12-21   393 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-12-21

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home: From Slaughter to Sanctuary, Part 3 of 3

00:14:31

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home: From Slaughter to Sanctuary, Part 3 of 3

When Edith and Mike first changed from operating a beef operation to running an animal sanctuary, they knew they would face many challenges. But they also knew deep in their hearts that it was the right thing to do. "I think for him (Mike), once he made the decision that he didn’t want to slaughter the animals anymore, it was just, 'That’s it.' He couldn’t do it anymore. We knew we were going to f
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-12-14   207 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-12-14

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home: From Slaughter to Sanctuary, Part 2 of 3

00:11:42

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home: From Slaughter to Sanctuary, Part 2 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll learn more about Farmhouse Garden Animal Home. The mission of the sanctuary is “to provide a safe home for the animals in [their] care, as well as to show others that farm animals deserve love and compassion.” When Edith and Mike first transitioned from beef farming to running a sanctuary, they wondered about the best way to accomplish the change. "So when we first became
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-12-07   240 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-12-07

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home: From Slaughter to Sanctuary, Part 1 of 3

00:12:04

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home: From Slaughter to Sanctuary, Part 1 of 3

On today’s program, we’ll travel to Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada to visit Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, an animal sanctuary co-founded in 2016 by Michael Lanigan and Edith Barabash. For many years, Mr. Lanigan had been a fulltime farmer, earning his income by growing organic vegetables and raising beef cattle for slaughter. Although he did not like having his animals butchered, he did not know what e
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-11-30   446 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-11-30

Ecotourism: The Sustainable Way to Travel, Part 3 of 3

00:14:03

Ecotourism: The Sustainable Way to Travel, Part 3 of 3

Mr. Guttman describes how he was able to achieve his dreams by incorporating minimalism into his life, and how ecofriendly travel is attainable by the ordinary person. "You know, now I just have my bicycle, a few bags, and it's my whole life. I’m traveling on my own money. Some ask how I get the money to do it. Some say you have to have a lot of money. Or you won the lottery. Or you have to be ric
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-11-07   618 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-11-07

Ecotourism: The Sustainable Way to Travel, Part 2 of 3

00:13:20

Ecotourism: The Sustainable Way to Travel, Part 2 of 3

Our special guest on today’s program, Sebastian Guttman, is an environmentalist and vegan athlete from Germany who has chosen to use a zero-emissions form of travel with his selfmade bamboo bicycle. A champion of sustainable travel, Mr. Guttman has traveled to approximately 30 countries over the past two-and-a-half years, and plans to pause his bicycle tour during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I would h
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-11-02   375 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-11-02

Ecotourism: The Sustainable Way to Travel, Part 1 of 3

00:12:44

Ecotourism: The Sustainable Way to Travel, Part 1 of 3

In 2019, a record number of people traveled internationally, 1.5 billion, to be exact. However, conventional mass travel has been shown to be unsustainable and actually has many hidden, deeply intertwined costs for both tourist destinations and our planet. The good news is that over the past decade trends in travel have been changing considerably. As the world becomes more aware of the threats tha
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-26   324 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-26

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

00:14:22

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

In late May 2020, a 23-square-kilometer horde of locusts entered Argentina after passing through Paraguay. The insects landed first in the provinces of Santa Fé and Formosa, both of which are essential for agriculture. Millions invaded cities and farms, devouring all the crops in the area in a matter of hours. The locusts were enormous; technicians from the Argentine government measured specimens
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-19   398 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-19

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

00:12:44

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   425 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-12

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   435 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-10-05

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   434 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-09-14

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

00:14:46

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   521 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-09-07

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   609 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-31

Extreme Weather Events: Urgent Call for Prevention, Part 3 of 3

00:13:18

Extreme Weather Events: Urgent Call for Prevention, Part 3 of 3

It is becoming increasingly clear that hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones around the world are becoming stronger and potentially more deadly as the planet warms due to the climate crisis. On May 20, 2020, it was reported that Amphan, the strongest cyclonic storm since the 2007 season, had made landfall along India’s east coast and in Bangladesh. With wind speeds gusting to more than 240 k
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-26   694 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-26

Extreme Weather Events: Urgent Call for Prevention, Part 2 of 3

00:12:52

Extreme Weather Events: Urgent Call for Prevention, Part 2 of 3

Apart from heatwaves and wildfires, climate change has also triggered many other extreme-weather events, including intense storms, floods, and blizzards. For example, a series of recent winter storms in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe led to severe downpours, floods, high tides, and other extreme weather events. The first storm, Atiyah, swept across the Republic of Ireland on December
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-22   972 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-22

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

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

Today we’ll further explore the causes, interconnections, and solutions for our planet’s public health and economic crises. In June 2020, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a report entitled, “COVID-19: Urgent Call to Protect People and Nature,” urging governments, corporations, organizations, and the public to take action to restore our broken relationship with nature and thus avoid fu
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-17   942 Views
Planet Earth: Our Loving Home
2020-08-17
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