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Living PlanetExploring topics that touch our lives every day, from the food we eat to the waste from products we consume - not to mention all creatures great and small - this award-winning program tells environment stories from around the world.

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Living Planet Show Archive:

Living Planet: Denying the inevitable

Thursday 13th December 2018

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

Thursday 6th December 2018

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

Thursday 29th November 2018

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? Do beach cleanups actually help, or just soothe our conscience? We dig into these tricky subjects on this week’s episode of Living Planet.


Living Planet: Cleaning up the commute

Thursday 22nd November 2018

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

Thursday 15th November 2018

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

Friday 9th November 2018

As our environment changes, we can change with it. From transforming plastic waste into stylish paving stones in Ghana, to balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection in Chile to 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

Thursday 1st November 2018

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.


Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents— part 1

Thursday 25th October 2018

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 1: Dramatic changes in Antarctica, bushfires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa and living green in Europe.


Living Planet: Our changing climate

Thursday 18th October 2018

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: Plastic pollution and us

Thursday 11th October 2018

Plastic— are we addicted? We look at our relationship with plastic pollution — and in the spirit of recycling, we're highlighting some best-ofs from previous coverage and looking at plastic-free living, reloaded.