This Planet is a series of video stories that draw on the best new videos, awesome graphics, and surprising facts about climate, energy and innovation.
Over a million students around the world skipped school on March 15 to protest government inaction on climate change, with thousands of rallies in 125 countries, making it the largest youth climate action in history. See www.schoolstrike4climate.com
Greta Thunberg, the originator of the school strike for climate, is featured in the video when she attended the Extinction Rebellion events in London. See http://rebelion.earth
Young climate activist Nick Matteri was interviewed at the Youth Climate Strike in Santa Rosa, California, where hundreds of North Bay students gathered to demand action on climate change. This strike footage was produced and directed by http://www.greenchange.net/
In rural Pennsylvania, the fracking boom has gone on for years. But things haven’t always turned out as expected The reality is, rural roads clogged with trucks, polluted water stored near clean sources, mysterious illnesses, and yeah, this But now, things are changing fast. In February 2018, an Environmental Defense Fund study revealed that leaking fossil fuel operations were emitting 100% more greenhouse gasses than were reported to the state. In May, a church pension fund led a shareholder revolt against Range Resources, demanding a review of emissions standards. And in June, Pennsylvania set limits – for the very first time -- on the release of the greenhouse gas methane by frackers.
Back to nature this week. Too many trees are getting taken down, but some scientists have an audacious plan to save the natural world – or at least half of it. And there’s a mystery: kangaroos are getting drunk, and dying, but why?