Human Impact on the Environment

This collection includes the following titles:

Save My Lake
The Nature of Things reveals how a perfect storm of agriculture, hydro practices, sewage run-off, flooding and marsh destruction has devastated Lake Winnipeg.

Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 311
As Japan grapples with the aftermath of the triple disaster – earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown – David Suzuki travels to the country to learn how the people most affected are responding.

Playing God with Planet Earth
Scientists are experimenting with radical schemes to cool the planet. Can we save ourselves or is this suicide?

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 3 Titles

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The Nature of Things Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 311

David travels to Sendai, the city nearest the epicenter of the quake, where he witnesses the dynamic relationship between science and nature.  This place has a long history of monitoring earthquakes because it’s a highly active seismic region. Here, at their sophisticated deep earth seismic monitoring lab, David learns that the equipment was not designed to measure a quake over ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Playing God with Planet Earth

It may sound like a sci-fi movie — scientists mimic the effects of a volcanic explosion in a desperate bid to reverse global warming — but it's really happening. As this Doc Zone program reveals, scientists are experimenting with radical schemes to cool the planet. Could these remedies be a form of technological suicide?Salting the ocean with iron dust to trigger plankton ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Save My Lake

Can we save one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes? The Nature of Things reveals how a perfect storm of agriculture, hydro practices, sewage run-off, flooding and marsh destruction has devastated Lake Winnipeg. In a distorted cycle that’s a direct result of human activity, an excess of chemical nutrients in the lake has caused massive algae blooms. The green sludge washing up ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013