Thursday, December 11, 2008

Planet in Peril: Battle Lines

A new Planet in Peril special premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. For those of you that watched the first special last year, you know how great this series is.

This new special is once again hosted by Anderson Cooper with chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This year, Lisa Ling joins the group as they travel around the globe examining the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources.

Some of the topics of the worldwide investigation include:

•Shark fin soup alters an ecosystem
• Lisa Ling visits ground zero in fight to save sharks
• History of environmental movement full of twists, turns
• Tracking deadly zoonotic viruses spread from animals to humans
Save the planet: Go green with these tips for home, work and travel
•Elephants slaughtered for tusks in Chad, Darfur
• PopSci: Five looming eco-disasters
• Scientific America: Global food crisis
• Polar bears resort to cannibalism as Arctic ice shrinks
• Great white sharks dying at alarming rates
• Charcoal creates crisis in Kenya
• Recycling table scraps
• Amphibians dying at an alarming rate
• Wildebeest migration is a boon for poachers
• Indonesia's vanishing forests

Please tell everyone you know about this show. It is critical that everyone, everywhere realize the impact we are having on the planet. Some of the issues that will presented are admittedly hard to watch, but these are the most important. Watch this show and you will be changed, hopefully for the better.

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