Water underpins every aspect of our existence. Find out how our success is intimately connected to our control of the molecule, but that the growth of our civilizations has also created a dangerous dependence on this precious resource. “H2O: The Molecule that Made Us” delves into all that and more starting Wednesday, Apr. 22 at 8 p.m.
Apr. 22: “Pulse”
‘Pulse’ opens on the rock and ice of Greenland, where geologist Stephen Mojzsis shares a new theory on how water first arrived on Planet Earth. See the world’s longest insect migration, and meet the Munoz family, who use cutting edge time-lapse rigs to show the rare spectacle of deserts around the world exploding from barren wastelands into rich carpets of flowers. But the pulse is under threat. Watch online.
Apr. 29: “Civilizations”
‘Civilizations’ turns our ‘water lens’ on human history. Starting in Ancient Egypt, it charts the critical role water plays in history, and around the world we see the birth of civilizations on the banks of the great rivers: Nile, Tigris and Euphrates, Indus and Yellow. But can the Earth’s water supplies guarantee our future? Watch online.
May 6: “Crisis”
Earth’s changing water cycle – and a globalized movement towards water for profit – is forcing changes in humans’ reliance on water. Can a geopolitical crisis be averted?