Global warming

PACIFIC HEARTBEAT
Anote’s Ark

 

The remote Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the first countries in the world that must confront the effects of climate change. The imminent annihilation from sea-level rise is at their shores, and Kiribati’s President Anote Tong must find a way to save his people. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Tong’s struggle for global action is intertwined with the intimate story of Tiemeri, a young mother of six migrating from Kiribati to New Zealand to escape the rising tides. At stake is the survival of Tiemeri’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of Kiribati culture.

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE:
The Facts

 

Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees. Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage.

 

 

 

SINKING CITIES
Miami

SINKING CITIES: Miami

 

Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy.

 

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SINKING CITIES
London

SINKING CITIES: London

 

See firsthand why London’s Thames Barrier is no longer enough to keep the city safe from rising tides. The system has worked for decades, but due to increased environmental challenges, its location on a flood plain and heavy urbanization, London must now explore both low-tech fixes and some of the most advanced engineering solutions in the world.

 

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SINKING CITIES
Tokyo

 

See how Tokyo is looking for new ways to fight back against rising waters. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and sinking neighborhoods threaten one of the world’s most populous cities, and the economic engine of Japan, with some of the world’s largest problems.

 

 

 

NATURE
Leave It to Beavers

 

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grassroots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools in the effort to reverse the disastrous effects of global warming and worldwide water shortages. View these industrious rodents, once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and “employers” who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes.

 

 

NATURE
Invasion of the Killer Whales

 

As the ice shrinks in the Arctic, polar bears are struggling to survive in a fast melting world. Although classified a marine mammal, the polar bear is not adapted to hunting in the water. And it is certainly no match for the world’s greatest aquatic hunter – the killer whale. In the last few years, scientists have noted an ever-growing number of killer whales in Arctic waters in the summer months. More and more have been attracted to these hunting grounds by the growing expanse of open water. They attack the same prey as the polar bears: seals, narwhals, belugas and bowhead whales.