This March following the launch of the hit series A Perfect Planet, BBC Earth (DStv channel 184) is exclusively bringing audiences its Eco Season of programmes. Collectively the programmes will put a spotlight on the challenges facing our planet and how ‘it takes a planet to save a planet.’ To watch the promo.
As part of it several programmes form part of it and they include:
- 7.7 Billion People and Counting (1 Episode) – Monday 15 March at 20:00
By 2050 there could be 10 billion people living on the planet. For Chris Packham, who’s dedicate his life to protecting the natural world, that may simply be too many people for the Earth to sustain.
- The Age of Nature (3 Episodes) – From Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 March at 21:00
Bringing together inspirational contributors, rare archive material and stunning imagery from around the world, to give us a deeper understanding of Nature and our place within it. Are we embarking on a new period of human history lead by a better appreciation of nature?
- Extinction – The Facts (1 Episode) – Tuesday 16 March at 20:00
Sir David Attenborough investigates the extinction crisis, exploring what’s driving the rapid loss of animals and plants and revealing potential solutions to this global issue.
- Climate Change: The Facts (2 Episodes) – Thursday 18 March double bill at 20:00 & 21:00
We’re just two degrees away from a climate catastrophe. If the rate of global warming continues, we’ll reach the threshold for permanent environmental damage within 40 years. The evidence of climate change is all around us: it’s happening now. But we have the power to prevent it.
- Feast to Save the Planet (1 Episode) – Friday 19 March 20:00
Celebrity diners discover the carbon cost of their food in a unique experiment packed with handy tips on eco eating.
- Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet (1 Episode) – Friday 19 March at 21:00
In a topical and provocative documentary, environmental campaigner George Monbiot, looks at how food is driving us towards global disaster.
- The Last Igloo (1 Episode) – Saturday 20 March 22:00
The igloo is thought to be one of the oldest human dwellings – a simple and elegant design that a skilled Inuit can build in a couple of hours. But the igloo will soon be lost forever.
And if you are looking for more information on each of the above shows then check here.
In support of Eco Season, BBC Earth has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant 100 000 trees across EMEA and Asia. Eight countries will each receive 12 500 trees. Countries include Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Denmark, Scotland, Iceland, South Africa (Western Cape). The South Africa project is due to commence on 3 May 2021.
More details about timings, locations, types of trees, etc. available in this airtable.