Future Earth

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Science Documentary hosted by Robert Finch, published by UKTV in 2009 - English narration

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Future Earth Future Earth is a documentary TV series about human impacts on the environment.

[edit] 2025

Future Earth 2025 takes us on an extraordinary CGI journey into the future offering a vision of what the world might be like if we continue to deplete one of our primary resources - water. Los Angeles consumed by raging firestorms, Rome under attack from billons of locusts, Washington DC flooded, massive dust storms engulfing Las Vegas, nations suffering drought as rivers dry up, forcing conflicts over water. Just the stuff of apocalyptic Hollywood movies?
It’s estimated the world's ever growing population will need 50% more water in the next 20 years. Future Earth 2025 creates credible disaster scenarios based on changing weather and rain patterns, and uses the testimony of world leading scientists and engineers to project the future, and explore how these disasters can be diverted by adopting new technologies and making changes to the way we live.

[edit] Addicted to Power

Modern life would be impossible without enough energy, but it's an addiction that could cost the Earth. We rely on fossil fuels - oil, coal, and gas - which all emit the carbon that contributes to global warming. The dilemma is how to keep the lights on without cooking the planet. All the available power alternatives bring terrifying risks; nuclear power produces lethally radioactive waste, which could poison a city such as London. Dams produce clean, sustainable hydroelectric power - but future extreme weather may test them to destruction threatening hundreds of thousands of lives. The Holy Grail is plentiful clean energy such as wind and solar power but they are far from providing power on the scale we need, and they're intermittent - sometimes the wind doesn't blow and you don't get much solar power at night. Nuclear fusion - creating the sun on Earth - may provide the answer but it's a way off. Whatever the energy source it will all be for nothing if it can't get from the power plant to our homes. Unless the grid itself is upgraded we will be instantly plunged back into the dark ages as it fails under the increasing load. Future Earth: Addicted to Power illustrates the disastrous consequences of continuing our addiction to power through photo-real CGI, but it also includes gripping interviews with experts who explore how adopting new technologies and making changes to the way we live can avert these disasters.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 2232 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 29
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz)
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 45.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 2
  • Part Size: 746 MB
  • Source: PDTV
  • Encoded by Harry65

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