Journey to Planet Earth is an award-winning documentary series that dramatizes new ways of looking at the delicate relationship between people and the world they inhabit. The series is designed to help viewers understand and cope with the complexities of developing an agenda to deal with the most important environmental issues of the 21st century.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, sociology, and history. Each episode features four to five thematically-related stories. Though photographed on different continents and focusing on different sets of problems, audiences come to see why all of these stories are connected, providing a dramatic mosaic of how the Earth works as an interrelated system.
Dispatches from the Gulf
Six years after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact.
Investigates the link between severe weather, climate change, and threats to our national security.
Provides a glimpse into an emerging economy based upon renewable resources as well as strategies to avoid the growing threat of climate change.
State of the Planet's Oceans
Studies the health and sustainability of the world's oceans.
State of the Ocean's Animals
Takes a comprehensive look at why nearly half the world's marine animals may face extinction over the next twenty-five years.
State of the Planet's Wildlife
Explores what scientists are calling the “sixth great extinction” of our world's plants and animals.
State of the Planet
Probes at how population, climate change, and economic pressures affect the world's resources such as food and water.
Looks at the spread of air and water pollution and how contamination in one area can affect people and animals living thousands of miles away.
Examines how recent trends in globalization and the altering of ecosystems have led to dramatic increases in the spread of infectious diseases.
Seas of Grass
Shows the devastating environmental, political, and economic effects of the degradation of the world's grasslands, which make up 30 percent of Earth's land surface.
On the Brink
Considers how environmental pressures can lead to terrorism and regional conflict.
Land of Plenty, Land of Want
Weighs how farmers can feed Earth's growing population without impoverishing the land.
Analyzes ways to sustain burgeoning urban populations without destroying the environment.