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Living Planet: Our changing climate

From Living Planet - When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.


Living Planet
Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day.

Living Planet: Our changing climate
2018-10-18 09:55:00
When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.
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Living Planet: Here today, gone tomorrow?
2019-04-18 09:00:00
From destroying rainforests to support our lifestyle habits to tackling the ever-growing mountain of waste from our consumer society. We pull back the curtain on where things come from and where they end up.


Living Planet: High tech farming
2019-04-11 09:00:00
Drones flying above farms in the United Kingdom, app-based farming in Uganda and improving potato farming in India. We look at how technology is helping feed the world, and what new developments are out there.


Living Planet: Fishing for answers
2019-04-04 09:50:00
On this episode, we travel the seas and look at fishing communities around the world. How do fishermen protect the natural environment? And when are their practices harmful? From Brexit's implications for sustainable fisheries to cage fishing in Uganda, we're fishing for answers on this fintastic show!


Living Planet: Making friends, making enemies
2019-03-28 10:00:00
We have a complex relationship with the other living beings around us. From farming animals, keeping pets, and even conservation work to restore creatures' habitats. We exercise god-like control over the environment around us, making decisions about which creatures deserve to live amongst us, and which of them don't.


Living Planet: The F word
2019-03-21 10:05:00
With some people choosing not to fly and some trying to reduce emissions with carbon offsets, aviation is a hot topic among environmentalists. We ask how the industry is tackling its environmental impact and what the future could hold.


Living Planet: School's out... for the climate
2019-03-14 10:50:00
Student strikes demanding climate action are gaining momentum around the world, fossil fuel industry workers are protesting restrictions on oil and gas development in Canada, and young activists in the US are talking about the Green New Deal and how to best tackle climate change through policy. Are young people the answer to climate change?


Living Planet: Waste not
2019-03-07 09:50:00
From Scotland to South Africa, the Himalayas to Hawaii, this week we feature stories from around the world about how we deal with all the stuff we create, and discard. We're taking a look at waste's big problems and some of the inventive and pragmatic solutions to deal with it.


Living Planet: Move fast and build things
2019-02-28 09:50:00
From origami-like electric cars, to drones taking out a rat infestation in the Galapagos, to one company that is quite literally sucking CO2 out of the air in an effort to mitigate climate change. This week on Living Planet we're looking towards the future with new technologies that address environmental problems.


Living Planet: Green protests, greener clubs
2019-02-21 09:50:00
As a global phenomenon, it's no wonder that climate change's impacts can be felt in our work, home life, and even our leisure activities. This is leading people to take to the streets, as is the case with recent climate action protests in France, and to make more sustainable choices in the least likely of places.


Living Planet: Setting a precedent
2019-02-14 09:30:00
When it comes to the health of our planet, we often look to the example set by others. This week on Living Planet, we take a look at one U.S. state that is trying to set the bar high, one area in Chile that has a dismally low environmental record, and we speak with an environmental lawyer trying to set new precedents in Europe and beyond.


Living Planet: Smart thinking
2019-02-07 09:35:00
Solutions to environmental problems are different everywhere. In this edition of Living Planet, we're taking a look at the projects looking to recycle waste across Africa, regrow coral in Florida and shine a light on plastic pollution in Bali.


Living Planet: Wild wetlands
2019-01-31 08:05:00
Wetlands: swamps, bogs, and marshes are important worldwide as a source of fresh water and as a home to many insects and animals. However, many of them are under threat due to overuse and deforestation and some are cleared to make way for farming.


Living Planet: Taking Action!
2019-01-24 09:00:00
When talking about climate change, we can sometimes feel overwhelmed with problems that don't seem to have solutions. In this episode of Living Planet, we meet the students protesting for climate action, the landscapers in California who are switching to electric only equipment and the NASA climate scientist who reduced his fossil fuel use to 1/10th of what it was.


Living Planet: Paying for the hidden costs
2019-01-17 09:30:00
From fossil fuels to water usage, our consumption has causes hidden environmental damage further along the supply chain. In this episode of Living Planet, we assess how Argentina is performing against its climate goals, whether Germany can phase out coal whilst protecting workers, where we get our drinking water from and how overuse of water is causing Indonesia's capital to sink into the sea.


Living Planet: Bringing home a different kind of bacon
2019-01-10 09:55:00
Humans have an interesting relationship with meat. Some love it, some object to it and some simply want other options from time to time. We take a look at some of the reasons people reduce their meat consumption, what options they have and why eating less meat is having a mostly positive impact on the planet. Plus, we look at how agriculture affects water consumption.


Living Planet: Making changes
2019-01-03 09:55:00
The new year is a time for reflection, making changes and figuring out ways we can make this year better than the last. We explore stories about good food and meet the people who are making sure there's enough of it to go around. Plus, we discover how climate change is affecting our health.


Living Planet: Christmas after climate change
2018-12-27 09:55:00
How will Christmas change as the world gets increasingly warmer? We take a look at how reindeer are affected, whether a real or fake Christmas tree is better and how Santa's home - the north pole - is warming up.


Living Planet: Green living and us
2018-12-21 03:15:00
With governments struggling to meet their climate goals, we look at what people in Germany and beyond are doing to reduce their own carbon footprints and live greener lives. We also look at the increasing problem of plastic waste in India.


Living Planet: Denying the inevitable
2018-12-13 07:00:00
It's hard to believe but there are still people out there who refuse to believe that climate change is real, even when the island they live on is threatened by global warming. This week on Living Planet, we find out how climate change denial is connected to right-wing nationalism, how lobbyists push fossil fuels at COP24, and how award-winning drinking water is in danger in Greece.


Living Planet: Earth, our home
2018-12-06 09:50:00
As world leaders meet for COP24 to discuss climate change, we're asking what home means to the people — and animals — we share the planet with. This week on Living Planet, we're looking at what decisions are being made to help protect planet Earth, our home.


Living Planet: Asking the difficult questions
2018-11-29 09:50:00
Why did tragedy strike an environmental activist couple in Chile? Who will win the fight over Germany's coal phase-out and why is the movement attracting protesters from around the globe? Is the main purpose of beach cleanups is to soothe our conscience? We dig into these tricky subjects on this week's episode of Living Planet.


Living Planet: Cleaning up the commute
2018-11-22 08:55:00
This week, we bring you stories of greener transport around the world, from eco-motorbikes in Uganda to the cycle-mad city of Utrecht, and talk to the man who's made Swedes ashamed to fly.


Living Planet: The web of life
2018-11-15 09:55:00
From a small amphibian with miraculous regeneration properties, to wild animals wandering the streets of Nairobi — and even the healing powers of our forests. We take a closer look at the weird and wonderful life that calls our planet home, and ask some hard questions about the future of the planet's biodiversity.


Living Planet: Adapt and thrive
2018-11-08 16:05:00
Climate change: how can we adapt to a bad situation? From turning plastic waste into stylish pavers in Ghana, balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection in Chile and tackling the problem of food waste in Berlin. Plus, could warmer temperatures lead to the birth of a British wine industry?


Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents — part 2
2018-11-01 10:55:00
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 2: Hurricanes in North America, vanishing traditional ways of life in South America, and coral bleaching off the coast of Fiji.


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