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  • Vertical Farm show

    Vertical Farm

    In 2008, innovative thinking for the city of the future gave birth to some exciting new ideas. The hot topic of the year: the...

    (04:55)
  • Food Shortages show

    Food Shortages

    Millions of the world’s poorest populations in 2008 suffered severe food shortages as crops failed and food prices spiked.

    (03:00)
  • Endangered Animals show

    Endangered Animals

    Hundreds of thousands of plants and animals worldwide are already threatened by over-hunting, deforestation and the...

    (05:00)
  • Artic Ice show

    Artic Ice

    Some feared that the arctic ice would retreat further than ever and lead to an 'ice free' north pole. The volume of ice did...

    (02:51)
  • Bikini Atoll show

    Bikini Atoll

    Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands was the site of 23 nuclear weapons tests by the United States. 50 years after the...

    (02:59)
  • Atlantic Hurricanes show

    Atlantic Hurricanes

    Research has found 90% of Atlantic hurricanes were preceded by lightning storms over the highlands of East Africa in Ethiopia....

    (03:00)
  • Myanmar Cyclone show

    Myanmar Cyclone

    May 2nd, 2008 Cyclone Nargis slammed the nation of Myanmar, killing nearly 130,000 people. Typhoon, cyclones, and hurricanes...

    (02:47)
  • Volcanic Eruptions show

    Volcanic Eruptions

    64 volcanoes erupted in 2008. One-tenth of the world's population lives in the shadow of an active volcano. The University of...

    (05:00)
  • China Earthquake show

    China Earthquake

    On May 12, 2008 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Szechwan province of China. This was the worst natural disaster to hit...

    (03:00)
  • Extreme Ice show

    Extreme Ice

    As scientists try to forecast the future consequences of the big melt, internationally acclaimed photographer James Balog is...

    (01:13)
  • Melting Away show

    Melting Away

    In the next hundred years, the oceans will expand on their own as they warm, accounting for about 30 centimeters of sea level...

    (03:00)
  • Oulet Glaciers show

    Oulet Glaciers

    Around 1997, there was an abrupt 1.6 degree Celsius jump in coastal water temperatures, exactly when the outlet glaciers began...

    (02:36)
  • Greenland Ice Sheet show

    Greenland Ice Sheet

    The summer melt season on the Greenland ice sheet has grown hotter. Rivers of meltwater cut deep into the ice, creating a...

    (04:59)
  • National Ice Core Lab show

    National Ice Core Lab

    At the National Ice Core Lab in Lakewood, Colorado, a giant freezer stores over 13,000 meters of ice drilled from 34 sites...

    (02:59)
  • Polar Ice Sheets show

    Polar Ice Sheets

    The abrupt collapse of the world’s mountain glaciers raises even more disturbing questions about the earth’s biggest...

    (02:47)
  • Laser Tracking show

    Laser Tracking

    After several days of laser tracking, Tad Pfeffer knows how fast the Columbia is moving, 16 meters per day, eight times faster...

    (02:56)
  • Time Lapse Camera show

    Time Lapse Camera

    Just down the fjord, Balog and Extreme Ice Survey engineer, Adam LeWinter, climb down to one of the time-lapse cameras they...

    (03:00)
  • Columbia Bay show

    Columbia Bay

    In the shallow waters of Columbia Bay, melting icebergs jam up before being carried away with the tide. This is the end of the...

    (03:00)
  • Expansion and Contraction show

    Expansion and Contraction

    Over the millennia, the expansion and contraction of ice across the continents has fundamentally altered the planet, gouging...

    (02:54)
  • Solid and Liquid States show

    Solid and Liquid States

    What began as a photographic assignment has become a mind-blowing odyssey into an unpredictable world, where entire landscapes...

    (02:57)