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Kids Explain Global Warming (02:24)


Sasha explains evolution and pollution— from the big bang through industrialization. She thinks we need to care about the environment and act on global warming. Jacob insists that humans need to clean up their mess and how important it is to have a symbiotic relationship with nature.

Kids Visit the Natural History Museum (02:13)

Dr. Christopher Filardi shows children hippoptamous skulls and describes how the hippo's teeth keep growing throughout their lifetime. He emphasizes to the group to always have mystery and wonder.

"The Pretty Planet" (01:18)

Maren and Ben perform a song about the beauty of Earth.

Cleared Forests (01:21)

Maisie shows viewers where she lives. Hippocrates explains that photosynthesis is the process of plants turning carbon dioxide into air. He is afraid humans will cut down too many trees and suffocate.

"The Amazon" (03:19)

Alan Cumming reads about the rain forest and how it supplies twenty percent of the oxygen in the world. Kids explain how they prevent deforestation, and contribute to the cause.

"Help the Earth" (01:01)

Alanna Hines performs a rap about turning off electrical equipment when leaving the house and cleaning up the environment.

Dangers of Plastics (02:19)

Approximately 80 million plastic bottles get thrown away every day. Anastasia explains how sea turtles choke on plastic bags, thinking they are jellyfish. Takaiya describes how plastic is derived from unsustainable means and pollutes the environment.

"The Albatross" (01:33)

Laura Dern reads about the birds that travel thousands of miles looking for food. A photographer documented how these birds were filled with plastic.

"One Blue Sky" (01:41)

Pete Seeger performs with Dio and Gabel.

Plastic Bags Waste (04:45)

Americans throw away 100 million plastic bags a year. Students from Lucy School in Maryland describe the plastic bag project. Sophia and Lucia explain how they helped pass a plastic bag ban in their hometown.

Credits: Saving My Tomorrow: Part 3 (01:44)

Credits: Saving My Tomorrow: Part 3

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Highlighting the effects of pollution, with a focus on plastic and deforestation, this episode features passionate, young environmentalists doing their part to clean up the planet. "You are the ones who are going to have to deal with this mess," 10-year-old Grace says, in her call to action. Grace and members of Plant-for-the-Planet in Seattle plant trees in an effort to decrease CO2 levels, and hope to add one trillion new trees with help from around the globe. At the American Museum of Natural History's Hippo Room, Dr. Christopher Filardi discusses the interrelated nature of ecosystems with kids, asking them to imagine how drastically different a world without hippos would be. Meanwhile, children from a Baltimore elementary school create a plastic bag chain around a lake, demonstrating the number of bags one individual throws away each year. Young activist Alanna urges kids to get involved with her anthem "Help the Earth," while siblings Maren and Ben perform a cover of "This Pretty Planet," and "ocean warrior" Maddie encourages kids "to trust that your actions, no matter how small, can make a difference." A group of young activists in Santa Fe has seen just that, after their hard work and endless protests led to a historic plastic-bag ban. Interspersed are readings by Alan Cumming (about the Amazon rainforest) and Laura Dern (the albatross), an appearance by musician Pharrell Williams, and a previously unreleased performance, recorded by HBO, of the late Pete Seeger, singing with his great niece and nephew. An HBO Production. 

Length: 25 minutes

Item#: BVL115199

Copyright date: ©2014

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