BBC Earth is proud to present a special collection of films and series that showcase the beauty of the world that we live in, but also highlight the fragile nature of its existence. Our new Ecoseason will take you on a journey of discovery and deeper understanding of the world we live in and how we can protect it.
Sir David Attenborough and a cast of world leading scientists bring us the facts behind the current extinction crisis. 'Extinction - The Facts' will reveal what extinction is, what is happening now, why it is happening and what could happen in the future. It will refer to previous extinction events and explore why this one is different. The film will show how interconnected everything is and use cause, effect and consequence to explain why extinction matters for the planet and everyone living on it - before revealing actions being taken to mitigate against biodiversity loss and what we can do about it.
Celebrity diners discover the carbon cost of their food in a unique experiment packed with handy tips on eco eating. Food is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions. But the most harmful choices aren’t always the ones you expect. In this timely special a group of celebrities learn surprising food truths as they enjoy dinner with a difference: every dish they choose moves them up and down a carbon footprint scoreboard. And as they make their choices, and the winner is chosen, a team of scientists and chefs offer valuable advice on reducing the impact of what we all eat.
As Mother Nature becomes more erratic, survival in Alaska has never been more uncertain. The Hailstones fight to keep their native traditions alive as their family expands. Sue Aikens creates new tools to survive in the brutal, ever-changing tundra, and battles her aging mind and body in the process. Jessie Holmes and his sled dogs must learn to survive and thrive on their new land in Brushkana. Andy Bassich continues to teach his partner Denise Becker how to survive in a shifting landscape. And Ricko DeWilde continues the Athabaskan way of life, teaching his children the importance of continuing the family’s legacy in the Alaskan Interior.
Comedian and presenter Sue Perkins explores Kolkata, the Ganges and Japan in these series full of extraordinary journeys. In Kolkata, Sue sees first-hand how it has evolved from a place notorious for its fabled 'Black Hole' dungeon and the dreadful poverty of its street people to a place reinventing itself as a vibrant new megacity, with a booming property sector and a reputation for eccentricity, culture and tolerance.In The Ganges, Sue goes on an extraordinary journey, spanning over 1,500 miles, travelling through some of the most extraordinary, chaotic and exciting places on earth. In Japan, Sue visits Tokyo, with its neon digital displays, thronging population and bullet-fast trains. She travels to the mountainous villages, and meets the artisans finding new ways to preserve ancient traditions.
The world’s largest conservation project has been created in China. Discover the breathtaking wildlife hidden inside its stunning national parks. This series opens with China’s mountainous terrains, where foxes, antelopes, and snow leopards thrive in harsh conditions. It then moves to dense forests that host the extraordinary snub-nosed monkeys and iconic giant pandas. Finally, on the fringes of the city, people must make space for nature and find a way to live alongside some spectacular animals. With 20% of China designated as protected land, how are the Chinese people adapting to their country’s conservation efforts?
From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.