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Offshore oil: Costs and benefits (1975) — with Jacques Cousteau | ARCHIVES

Offshore oil: Costs and benefits (1975) — with Jacques Cousteau | ARCHIVES

Announcer: From Los Angeles, Public Policy Forums, a series of programs featuring face-to-face encounters by well-known authorities with differing views on vital issues confronting our present-day world. The topic, offshore oil, costs versus benefits. Now, here is Peter Hackes. Peter Hackes: The nation’s continuing shortage of oil has brought a new urgency to the search …

Air Pollution 101 | National Geographic

Air Pollution 101 | National Geographic

– (piano music) – [Women Speaker] Air pollution consists of chemicals or particles in the atmosphere, that pose serious health and environmental threats. But what causes air pollution? And what does it mean for our planet? Some air pollution comes from natural sources, like volcanic eruptions, wild fires, or allergens. But most air pollution results …

The Fog That Killed 12,000 People

The Fog That Killed 12,000 People

[♪ INTRO] London is famously foggy. Sometimes that can mean a wistful stroll or another excuse for a cuppa tea, but when fog mixes with the smoke and chemicals produced by industry, it becomes something new: smog. And for a couple of centuries, London’s smog could kill. Really bad smogs could kill a thousand people …

Dear Future Generations: Sorry

Dear Future Generations: Sorry

Dear Future generations. I think I speak for the rest of us when I say Sorry. Sorry, we left you with our mess of a planet. Sorry that we were too caught up in our own doings to do something Sorry, we listened to people who made excuses to do nothing I Hope you forgive …

The World’s First Climate Refugees

this is a story about people who stand to lose everything people who may need to flee their native home and never come back these people are refugees but they’re not running from war or an oppressive government they’re seeking asylum from climate change my project is called warm waters and it’s about people living …