Science and Nature

Dynamic Planet

Embark on this epic three-year journey, spanning all seven continents, and meet the extraordinary people and animals on the front line of climate change. Explore how science, nature, and tradition can prepare us for a fast-changing future.

Earth

53m 48s

Amidst shifts in Earth's climate, once-stable ecosystems are now in turmoil. Experts, Indigenous communities, and megafauna from the Arctic to the Amazon reveal how science, nature, and tradition can help prepare us for a fast-changing future.

Episodes

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    Earth

    S1 E4 - 53m 48s

    Amidst shifts in Earth's climate, once-stable ecosystems are now in turmoil. Experts, Indigenous communities, and megafauna from the Arctic to the Amazon reveal how science, nature, and tradition can help prepare us for a fast-changing future.

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    Water

    S1 E3 - 53m 18s

    With our warming planet altering our oceans, an extraordinary team of marine experts from Antarctica to Australia, and from Florida to New Zealand, dive into how science, nature, and tradition can prepare us for a fast-changing future.

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    Fire

    S1 E2 - 53m 16s

    With global temperatures on the rise and ecosystems destabilizing, those living and working on the frontline of change examine how science, nature, and tradition play crucial roles in preparing us for a rapidly evolving future.

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    Ice

    S1 E1 - 53m 18s

    As our planet warms up, the ice at all three poles—the Arctic, Antarctic, and the Himalayas—melts rapidly, bringing significant consequences. Explore how science, nature, and tradition can prepare us for a fast-changing future.

Extras + Features

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    Episode 4 Preview

    S1 E4 - 30s

    Amidst shifts in Earth's climate, once-stable ecosystems are now in turmoil. Experts, Indigenous communities, and megafauna from the Arctic to the Amazon reveal how science, nature, and tradition can help prepare us for a fast-changing future.

  • Finding Methane Bubbles in Permafrost: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Finding Methane Bubbles in Permafrost

    S1 E4 - 2m 40s

    The ground is made up of both ice and frozen soil called permafrost. As the permafrost thaws, the ground sinks and floods. The ice traps gases bubbling up from the decomposing permafrost. Methane traps 30 times more heat in the atmosphere than C02. As the world gets hotter, the permafrost melts faster – releasing ever-greater quantities of this dangerous greenhouse gas.

  • Antarctic Fur Seals vs. Leopard Seals: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Antarctic Fur Seals vs. Leopard Seals

    S1 E4 - 7m 20s

    Leopard seals are the only seals that prey on other seal species although fur seals have rarely been on the menu before. These leopard seals should be living in sea ice, hunting other ice-dwelling seals but they have switched to a new food source.

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    Buffalo Harvest and Release

    S1 E4 - 5m 23s

    For the Blackfeet Tribe, bringing back buffalo will revitalize the landscape, making it more resistant to climate change.

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    Turtle Hatching and Release

    S1 E3 - 6m

    Sea turtles are sacred in the Comcáac indigenous culture in northern Mexico. Comcáac Turtle Guardians search for sea turtle nests and do all they can to protect them. Sea turtles help safeguard the overall health and resilience of marine environments. And by keeping the reefs healthy they ensure a bountiful supply of fish for the Comcaac people.

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    Coral Collection

    S1 E3 - 6m 53s

    Coral Reefs make up less than 1% of the ocean but support a quarter of all marine life and provide food, income and protection from storms for around one billion people worldwide. Each coral specimen collected will be taken ashore to live in a specially-designed facility where it can be protected for the future.

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    Elephant Seal Tagging

    S1 E3 - 2m 45s

    Elephant seals act as living submarines, diving as deep as 5,500 feet and staying under the ice for up to 90 minutes. Seals are tagged to create a record of the increasing seawater temperature. The sedated seal is fitted with miniature oceanographic sensors. They’ll record the location, depth and water temperature whenever the seal dives

  • Episode 3 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    With our warming planet altering our oceans, an extraordinary team of marine experts from Antarctica to Australia, and from Florida to New Zealand, dive into how science, nature, and tradition can prepare us for a fast-changing future.

  • Athens Runner: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Athens Runner

    S1 E2 - 2m 54s

    Elite athlete Dimitris Theodorikakos trains in Athens at night to avoid the punishing daytime heat of summer, as he reflects on the game changing reality of a hotter climate in the home of the modern Olympics.

  • Elephant Encounter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Elephant Encounter

    S1 E2 - 5m 38s

    Peace Project Manager Shannon Diener receives a call informing her that someone has been chased by an elephant. She rushes to defuse the situation and offers up an unusual solution to a problem that is getting worse as the area becomes hotter and drier.

  • Episode 2 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview

    S1 E2 - 30s

    With global temperatures on the rise and ecosystems destabilizing, those living and working on the frontline of change examine how science, nature, and tradition play crucial roles in preparing us for a rapidly evolving future.

  • Yurok Controlled Burning: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Yurok Controlled Burning

    S1 E2 - 8m 14s

    Members of the Yurok tribe conduct controlled burning in California to prevent dangerous wildfires and keep their traditions alive.

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