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This edition: Do We Really Want to Live This Way?

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Episode Details

Equally applicable to classes in science or contemporary issues, Race to Save the Planet provides a comprehensive, global overview of major environmental questions ranging from population growth to soil erosion and from the destruction of forests to the possibility of long-term climatic changes. Filmed on every continent, the programs focus on solutions, constructive ideas, and new approaches from leadin scientists, economists, politicians, and environmental activists. The series provides viewers and students with scientific background on each topic and inspiration to contribute to preserving the environment through their own activities.
On this episode, two dramatic examples of air and water pollution: the city of Los Angeles and Europe’s Rhine River illustrate the price we pay for progress. Ways to sustain the environment in Western industrial life are also explored.