Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. Unsettling transformations are sweeping across the planet, and clue by clue, investigators around the world are ... See full summary »
Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. Unsettling transformations are sweeping across the planet, and clue by clue, investigators around the world are assembling a new picture of Earth, discovering ways that seemingly disparate events are connected. Crumbling houses in New Orleans are linked to voracious creatures from southern China. Vanishing forests in Yellowstone are linked to the disappearance of wolves. An asthma epidemic in the Caribbean is linked to dust storms in Africa. Scientists suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? What can we do to alter this course of events? National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth, premiering in Spring 2005 on PBS, explores these questions. Drawing upon research being generated by a new discipline, Earth System Science (ESS), the series aims to create an innovative type of environmental awareness. By revealing a cause and effect ... Written by
I just saw the first 2 parts of this show, and it's the least boring doc I've ever seen. It has important info everyone in the world should know about, and everyone should do their part to help with the problems this show points out are going on in the world. I never thought I'd say it, but this documentary doesn't suck. Really though, I think time will show George Bush is responsible for all of these disasters anyway, but the show has no mention of him. I'd recommend showing this in schools all across America and English-speaking countries- but if the DVDs have other languages, that would help too.
And also, it has Edward Norton (who played the violent schizophrenic guy in Fight Club) hosting !
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