PLANET EARTH: The Future: Into the Wilderness DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC020404
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 50

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Examine the planet’s wilderness areas and study humankind’s impact on these nearly pristine ecosystems. From the Colorado River to Białowieża, one of Europe’s last primeval forests, the program observes how logging, pollution, and overpopulation disrupt many habitats and ultimately harm human societies. An overview of the climate change debate considers the planet’s future in the face of rising global temperatures, and a summary of sustainable development programs in Costa Rica suggests a plausible solution to deforestation problems. Despite the harsh treatment nature often receives, conservationists and religious leaders stress the connection between spirituality and the environment, reminding everyone of the reverence and awe that our planet inspires.