Earth From Above

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Nature Documentary hosted by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, published by France 2 in 2006 - English narration

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"Earth From Above" is a serie of 15 documentaries (plus a special Copenhaguen episode) of 90 minutes each, presented by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and dedicated to the major challenges faced by our planet, It was broadcast on France 2 and France 3, French national television. "Earth From Above" brings the viewer beautiful High Definition imags of the Earth. Each episodes talks about a particular environmental challenge. The show "Earth From Above" is 4 years of shooting for 4 seasons and a total of 15 episodes plus special Copenhague ("A night for the Earth")

[edit] Everything is living and everything is linked Part 1

In this first issue of the " Vu du Ciel " series, Yann Arthus- Bertrand, who has long observed and photographed the Earth from above , made ​​an inventory of biodiversity, ie living tissue that covers our planet , from the smallest to the largest. It shows us that without panic , it is urgent to act to deal with attacks sometimes irreparable what we make it through. It is important to understand that there is not a side man and the other nature, but that everything is connected . Man is at the center of biodiversity, and it must be the goalkeeper .
This fantastic journey to the heart Life brings us to meet African threatened species , wetlands of Brazil and Forestry Tasmania coveted by man , medicinal plants in China , Inuit and Polar Bear whose provides rapid extinction.
The problems are as complex as the earth is vast. But it will be tomorrow , we decide today.

[edit] Everything is living and everything is linked Part 2

Part 2 of "Everything is living and everything is linked"

[edit] Defending water is defending live Part 1

After a first episode on biodiversity this second episode of Earth from Above addresses the issue of fresh water, the uneven distribution of this vital human resource initiatives that better management of blue gold . Fresh water is the most precious wealth of our planet, but also the most coveted and the most endangered . It is the source of all life on Earth and has the power to form the most spectacular scenery gorges , canyons , glaciers, waterfalls, deltas , rivers ...
"The value of water is unknown ... So we do not miss ! I want to warn about the threats to freshwater worldwide . We waste at home without even thinking because it never fails , "says Yann Arthus -Bertrand . Yann Arthus -Bertrand has chosen Israel and Jordan to present the major challenges of fresh water worldwide . These two countries, but also the Palestinian territories, may be the focus of a future " water wars " , unless it is fresh water, so rare, that drives them to reconcile ...
this our second issue, Yann Arthus -Bertrand proposes spectacular footage shot in high definition across the world : Israel, Jordan , Palestine, Mali , Algeria , the United States and Loire region in France ... a unique opportunity to present this major challenge for the twenty-first century what the defense fresh water!
Continuing his " state of the planet" , Yann Arthus -Bertrand makes us discover exciting specialists Ricardo Petrella , Julie Trottier, Elaine Soloway , Christine Jean and many others ...

[edit] Defending water is defending live Part 2

Part 2 of "Defending water is defending live"

[edit] The sea needs us as we need the sea Part 1

After a first part dealing with biodiversity and second the issue of fresh water, this third episode of Earth from Above is devoted to the global marine heritage: its diversity, its wealth, but also - and especially - threats on it. The seas and oceans, whose total area covers 72 % of our planet, are invaluable but not inexhaustible resource : too often imbalances originating from a human initiative jeopardize their fragile ecosystem.
Awareness and publicize the importance of protecting marine heritage , this is the ambition of Yann Arthus -Bertrand .
Essential to the lives of many people around the globe resource, yet the sea is under increasing pollution. Effect " trash " , overfishing , wild coastal urbanization are phenomena that threaten water quality and, in fact , wildlife and marine flora . It is therefore necessary to know the specific circumstances for better control and prevent aggravation of existing emergencies .
Yann Arthus -Bertrand invites us to an extraordinary journey with the discovery of remarkable sites around the globe . The Sanguinary Islands in Corsica , the Bijagos archipelago in Guinea Bissau , coral reefs and the famous "Heart of Voh " of New Caledonia - emblem of adventure Earth from Above - but also Venice and the Mont Saint -Michel are all areas subject to conflicting pressures that undermine their balance . The implications of these are not some feel that local, but multiply disturbances and require us to keep us alert.
Continuing his " state of the planet," Yann Arthus -Bertrand invites us to a privileged travel between land and sea at flying over water , the testimony of passionate actors working for the preservation of marine heritage throughout diversity will punctuate the latest installment of this unique adventure.

[edit] The sea needs us as we need the sea Part 2

Part 2 of "The sea needs us as we need the sea"

[edit] The earth does not belong to man man belongs to earth Part 1

The impact of man on Earth has never been greater. Why ?
This is what we find throughout this program from the United States , one of the most industrialized countries of the world. A country where we begin to realize , despite official indifference , the fragility of the Earth and its space among the largest and most beautiful .
We are more numerous on the planet. And this we can not do much about it . But , to transport us , to warm us , to cultivate the land , to feed us , to manage our waste , we need a new contract with nature ! And it depends on each of us. Some refuse to resign .
Yann Arthus -Bertrand therefore takes us to the discovery of men and women across the world. They are the pioneers of this new relationship with nature . In Peru, for example, the Amazon rainforest disappears. A French Helen Collongues , fights to save mankind and animals that inhabit it. In Florida, a unique wetland in the world, is in danger : the Everglades are invaded by man: its roads, houses, factories.
But the Americans have launched a massive program to restore this ecological treasure. China also believes the planet . It is innovative in the field of renewable energies. For heating , cooking , part of the population simply recycles its feces. As for Haiti , he lost almost all its forests. Fortunately, a man refuses fate : Jean- Baptiste Chavannes tried to save his country from deforestation .
Finally, you will discover the " good home " , the pavilion was built especially for the show. Good home saves 85% energy compared to a conventional dwelling.

[edit] The earth does not belong to man man belongs to earth Part 2

Part 2 of "The earth does not belong to man man belongs to earth"

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: 1500 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1,85:1
  • Video Resolution: 704x384
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 224 Kbps
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • Run-Time: ~ 50 min (average)
  • Number of Parts: 8
  • Part Size: 612 MB (average)
  • Source: DVD
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