Environment

The Anthropocene: The Age of Mankind

Humans have been trying to control nature for quite some time, and out influence has become more and more dramatic, in fact it is now so strong that following years of research and monitoring an international group of geologists are suggesting we introduce a new geological age, The Age of Mankind or rather "The Anthropocene". What awaits us in this new age? Through interviews with a geologist,

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The World In 2050

It is estimated that come the middle of this century the Earth will likely be home to 9 billion people, that's an additional 2 billion people consuming ever more resources and leading more technologically complex lives. This additional strain on the planet is sure to either make or break us with regards to how we handle this extra demand. How will our cities evolve? How do we feed these extra m

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The True Cost of Climate Denial

When President Trump announced his plans to withdraw America from the landmark Paris climate agreement he was faced with condemnation from not only the public but many leading corporate figures such as Elon Musk (founder of Paypal, Tesla and Space X) and Tim Cook (CEO of Apple). This however did not deter him from pulling out. The Paris agreement was one which many hailed as the worlds best cha

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Fukushima: Five Years On

The biggest earthquake in Japans recorded history sent a series of massive tsunamis hurtling towards the coast. The waves would strike with unstoppable force, crushing almost everything in their path, sweeping away entire communities and traveling as far as 10 kilometres inland but this however was just the beginning of a triple headed disaster. Originally aired in 2016, this film sees ABC Aust

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Fossil Free

Fossil Free

Even after the climate summit in Paris, there will be long and difficult negotiations about how to deal with the ever more pressing problems of climate change. A growing group of people has lost confidence in the political system coming up with sufficient measures in time. They target the financial sector and organise campaigns to urge pension funds, churches, universities and governments to wi

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Before the Flood

Before The Flood is a documentary brought to us by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and the Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio. It was filmed over the course of a three year journey that took Stevens and DiCaprio across all corners of the globe and reveals the true effects in which climate change is having on our planet. As we learn of ho

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The Breakthrough In Renewable Energy

In December of 2015 many of the world leaders had finally come to an agreement to stop climate change, it was an occasion to be celebrated because the deals lengthy negotiations had finally resulted in the decision to prevent a catastrophic warming of the Earth, but was it really the political victory it was made out to be? This story tells us why now after 20 years of ineffective negotiations

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Snowball Earth

There is a theory that was once considered to be quite controversial, so much so that scientists labeled it absurd. It claimed that for millions of years the our planet Earth was covered entirely by ice, every inch smothered by nearly a one kilometre thick sheet. The temperatures would have been -40ºC all over, even in the tropic regions located along the equator. If this was indeed the case then

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Battleship Antarctica

Every year a fleet of Japanese ships travel to the freezing waters of the Antarctic and here they hunt and kill nearly 1000 minke whales which end up being sold as meat in the markets of Japan but for the last 30 years the whale hunters themselves have been hunted and harassed by the environmental group Greenpeace. Having seen footage of previous campaigns filmmaker Morgan Matthews was astonish

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