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Planet Under Pressure
Planet Under Pressure is a six-part British Broadcasting Company (BBC) News Online series looking at some of the most pressing environmental issues facing the human race today. The series takes a detailed look at six areas where most experts agree that a crisis is brewing. They include food, water, energy, climate change, biodiversity, and pollution. In addition there are special features including: an animated guide that shows how the greenhouse effect might shape our climate; before and after images of the effects of climate change; the European Union (EU) emissions trading scheme and the carbon revolution; opinions about the Kyoto Protocol; graphic climate evidence of a warming world, rising sea, and melting ice; teenagers' opinions on how they would tackle environmental damage; the results of an eco-friendly garden competition; pictures of environmental change around the world; and a link to a BBC website exploring the UN's goals for the planet in 2015.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
  • Forestry
  • Hydrology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Real Player is required for videos.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright BBC
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-167
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: British Broadcasting Company News