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97,262. New England – home to the most colorful forest in America stretching across six states from Maine in the north to Connecticut in the South. Every year millions of people flock here to witness one of the planet’s greatest spectacles. (Tree & New England & Earth) Earth’s Greatest Spectacles I: New England, BBC 2016
97,299. The Islands of Svalbard: within a few weeks frozen wastelands burst into life … from perpetual darkness to perpetual light, from frozen ice world to land of vibrant life … One of the planet’s most extreme changes. (Norway & Earth) Earth’s Greatest Spectacles II: Svalbard, BBC 2016
97,300. The Svalbard winter – A night that last for months. (Norway & Earth & Winter) ibid.
97,301. Polar bear … is quite comfortable even at minus forty. (Norway & Earth & Polar Bear) ibid.
97,302. When the moon rises it can stay up for a week. (Norway & Earth & Moon) ibid.
97,303. Magic colours in the Arctic Sky: Aurora Borealis – the northern lights. (Norway & Earth) ibid.
97,304. Beautiful but brutal: vast glaciers flow from lonely peaks. (Norway & Earth & Glacier) ibid.
97,370. The Kalahari basin: two and half million square kilometres of flat sand and scrub – this desert stretches across southern Africa. But at its heart lies a river – a river that never reaches the sea. And once a year it floods. For over five months water is spread across a vast area of the Kalahari. (Desert & Earth) Earth’s Greatest Spectacles: Okavango
102,978. You may have heard of the Earth Liberation Front: the Attorney General himself says it’s a domestic terrorist organisation; the FBI says it is one of the most dangerous groups in the country. The ELF has claimed responsibility for more than two-dozen acts of eco-terrorism. (Activism & Earth & Dissent & Protest & Terrorism & Environment) If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, 2011, news
102,979. This thing is complex … no-one got hurt. (Activism & Earth & Dissent & Protest & Terrorism & Environment) ibid. Daniel
102,980. I protested constantly … I wrote hundreds of protest letters. (Activism & Earth & Dissent & Protest & Terrorism & Environment) ibid.
102,981. There is this new kind of protest … people would call it sabotage or monkeywrenching. (Activism & Earth & Dissent & Protest & Terrorism & Environment) ibid.
102,982. In the months after the Ranger Station fires there was a split within the environmental movement. (Activism & Earth & Dissent & Protest & Terrorism & Environment) ibid.
102,983. Six of Daniel’s co-defendants have appeared in court to accept plea-deals; in exchange for reduced sentences they’ve agreed to testify in the government’s case against the remaining defendants. (Activism & Earth & Dissent & Protest & Terrorism & Environment) ibid.
102,984. In 1999 tens of thousands of people converged on Seattle to protest the WTO and its effect on the environment and labour … The police responded with force to clear the streets. (Activism & Earth & Dissent & Protest & Terrorism & Environment) ibid.
103,380. Planet Earth was designed and manufactured by a Mr God. Now Mr God is a hard man to track down. He gives his address as everywhere and nowhere, omnipresent in space and time, although we discovered he actually operates out of this lock-up in Croydon. (God & Earth) Spitting Image s8e6, That’s Life mock
103,536. According to some experts in fifty years time the Earth could look like this - exactly the same. Spitting Image s11e5, David Dimbleby, ITV 1991
105,446. And we humans only 200,000 years ago. Yet we have succeeded in disrupting the balance that is so essential to life on Earth. Home, 2009
105,447. The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia stretches over 350,000 kilometres and is home to 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 species of mollusks and 400 species of coral. The equilibrium of every ocean depends on these corals. (Earth & Coral) ibid.
105,448. Half of humankind tills the soil, over three-quarters of them by hand. (Earth & Agriculture) ibid.
105,450. Water shortages could affect nearly two billion people before 2025. (Earth & Water) ibid.
105,461. In the last century half of the world’s marshes were drained. (Earth & Water) ibid.
105,462. One human being in six now lives in a precarious, unhealthy, overpopulated environment. ibid.
105,463. 5,000 people a day die because of dirty drinking water. 1 billion people have no access to safe drinking water. (Earth & Water) ibid.
105,592. I’m just back from Hokkaido, the northern island. Rich and hurried Japanese take the plane. Others take the ferry. Waiting, immobility, snatches of sleep: curiously, it all makes me think of some past or future war: night trains, air raids, fall-out shelters, small fragments of war enshrined in everyday life. (Earth & Memory) Sans Soleil, 1983
105,593. After circling the globe only banality still interests me. (Earth & Memory) ibid.
105,594. We rewrite memory much as history is rewritten. (Earth & Memory) ibid.
115,967. There are some places on Earth that simply take your breath away: lush tropical forests, spectacular islands, soaring mountain ranges or frozen polar worlds. And for the people who call these extraordinary places home, survival requires skill, ingenuity and bravery. Some natural wonders are simply the most extreme places on the planet to live. (Earth & Nature) Earth’s Natural Wonders I: Surviving the Extreme, BBC 2018
115,968. The Himalayas: the [yak] herders are preparing for their big descent … It’s time for a leap of faith. (Earth & Nature) ibid.
115,969. The Canadian Arctic: an extraordinary natural wonder … frozen solid for over half the year … Unbeliavably, people live here. (Earth & Nature & Arctic) ibid.
115,970. The Amazon basic: home to the largest rain forest on Earth. Over 380 billion trees covering around a third of South America’s entire land mass. A unique natural wonder home to a dizzying array of plants, animals and insects … Large areas of this rain forest are being destroyed by fire. (Earth & Nature & Amazon) ibid.
115,971. Australia, and in Queensland, a natural wonder five times the size of Britain part of the outbacks, a huge unbroken expanse of wilderness … rounding up all the animals for market is a mammoth task. (Earth & Nature) ibid.
115,972. A million square miles across northern Russia … In winter it’s a permanently frozen wilderness … but in summer this landscape is completely transformed. (Earth & Nature) ibid.
116,356. In some of Earth’s natural wonders learning to live with wild animals is the only way to survive … animals make the difference between life and death. (Earth & Nature) Earth’s Natural Wonders II: Surviving With Animals
116,357. Australia … along its rugged [northern] coastline runs a remarkable eco-system … home to one of the most aggressive of all predators: the saltwalter crocodile, measure up to six metres in length and weighing as much as a ton … Their descendants still use traditional skills to collect crog eggs, risking their lives in the process. (Earth & Nature & Crocodile) ibid.
116,358. Yamal Peninsula, stretching over 400 miles into the Arctic Circle … They have no way to survive here without the reindeer … (Earth & Nature) ibid.
77,521. High in the ancient sandstone mountains of Ethiopia a mother faces a treacherous climb to give her new baby the best chance in Life. (Earth & Nature) Earth’s Natural Wonders III: Surviving Against the Odds
77,522. The dozens of indigenous groups who still inhabit the rainforest. One of these is the Kamayura, a community of just over 500 people. Theirs is a world dominated by spirits. (Amazon & Earth & Nature) ibid.
77,523. Laos is littered with around 80 million unexploded bombs dropped by the Americans during the Vietnam war over 40 years ago. (Earth & Nature & Laos) ibid.