Our Planet: Our Business.

Our Planet: Our Business.

The Our Planet series
launched on Netflix in April 2019. In just the first month, it was watched in over 25 million homes
around the world, and is already Netflix’s most successful
documentary series ever produced. It was the first series of its kind to carry an important
conservation message at its heart. It set out to showcase the wonder
and variety of life on Earth and reveal why this biodiversity is so important
to the health of the planet. The Our Planet team are carrying
this message beyond the series. Right now, we are in the midst
of the Earth’s sixth mass extinction. One every bit as profound
and far-reaching as that which wiped out the dinosaurs. This is a story
that everyone needs to know. Fundamentally, Biodiversity is the key
to the future of humanity. Most people understand
that a changing climate is a threat to our future survival. But few know
that the loss of our biodiversity is just as grave a threat. There will be no jobs on a dead planet. For too long, we have overseen the destruction of the wild animals
and wild spaces on our planet, and we are now beginning
to feel their loss. But we must not give up hope, for there is a path, and it’s a clear one. We can create a much better world, but it won’t happen by default,
it won’t happen automatically. This film will reveal
just why our biodiversity is so important, and the role business can play
in saving our planet. The business sector has no option
but to be a force for change. Earth, as far as we know, is unique in its capacity for life. Millions of species, billions of individuals, each with their own characteristics. Leading their own lives. But lives that are
connected intimately to the lives of others around them. This is the Earth’s
great biodiversity. It is a wonder to behold. And yet, so easy to take for granted. Our planet
has not always been like this. Before life, Earth was a wasteland. Its climate was chaotic
and wildly unstable. Its atmosphere,
a turbulent mix of noxious gases, and its oceans and lands poisoned. It was the evolution of life
that changed all that. Life has undoubtedly served to create
more and more comfortable conditions for life itself on this planet, creating the soils on the planet,
a stable atmosphere and better conditions
for successor species. The more diverse and complex
life on Earth became, the more it was able to capitalise on the growing opportunities
that arose, the more productive
the living world grew. There’s been this remarkable development
through to an amazing diversity, millions of different species, all of which are dependent in some way
upon each other. And now our planet is alive. It operates just like a living,
breathing organism. Its habitats, made up
of countless different species, work like its organs. Each with a different role to play
in keeping the planet healthy. Our planet’s poles act
like an air conditioning system, reflecting sunlight
away from the planet to keep it cool. The sea ice works like a soil, harbouring algae, which underpin the hugely productive
food chains in the cold oceans. Freshwater systems transport
life-giving water and nutrients throughout the landscape, criss-crossing its surface
like the arteries and veins in a body. Immense forests straddling the globe, and trillions of microscopic floating
plants in the surface of our oceans maintain the atmosphere
by locking away carbon and releasing oxygen. Coastal mangroves and coral reefs
act like breakwaters, protecting the lands behind
from the eroding waves and creating the perfect nurseries
for juvenile fish. And jungles pile plant upon plant to capture as much
of the sun’s energy as possible. The water and oxygen
produced in this process reach far beyond the forests. For any one of these biomes to work, the plants, animals, fungi
and microbes within them must all play their part. Only as an ensemble
can the living world work its magic. Biodiversity equals stability. And no species on Earth
has benefited more from this fact than us humans. It’s no accident that we have risen
to dominate the planet in the last twelve thousand years, a geological age
we call the Holocene. Now can you imagine,
the average mean temperature on Earth fluctuates during this whole period,
since the last Ice Age until today, plus/minus one degree Celsius. Plus/minus one degree Celsius! I call it the Garden of Eden
for humanity. The Holocene was the most stable
period of time that we know of, a period of calm that gave birth
to our modern civilisation. It’s this stability
that gives us all the seasons. We started to realise, Hey look,
it seems like it starts raining every year at the same time in May
on the Savannah. And it rains roughly twenty-one,
twenty-two times until it ends in October
for the dry season. And it does so every year. The Monsoon just harmoniously
comes back and leaves, comes back and leaves. In the Temperate Zone, you see the temperatures exceed
fifteen degrees Celsius, just at that point in spring and then it goes on, and then suddenly
at the solstice in October, the temperatures go down. And this has given us
our cropping seasons. Our ninety-day plus season
from planting to harvest. We know now that it was
the invention of agriculture which took us on the journey towards modern civilisation
as we know it. Blessed with this moment in time, we developed with incredible speed. We set down roots, our populations began to rise. Discovering fossil fuels,
we mechanised our societies. By 1955, we’re 3 billion
co-citizens on Earth. We have so far not had any impacts
at the planetary scale, we’re still the small world
on a big planet. But that is the moment. Ten years after the Second World War,
there is technology, there is reasonable peace,
there is trust. That’s when we entered
the Great Acceleration. The Great Acceleration, which continues to this day, has been a period
of unprecedented change. We have achieved
a great many things during this time. Technology,
driving advances throughout the globe. Our world becoming connected
as never before. And, above all else, business has boomed. No other period of time has seen
such productivity and growth. As many people became richer,
GDPs rose, diets changed. We ate more meat. Farming techniques intensified and fishing fleets got bigger
and more efficient to match our demand. Life expectancy and quality of life
for many around the world improved dramatically. In the last fifty years, the number of people on Earth
has more than doubled, each new citizen a new customer keen to experience the benefits
of the Great Acceleration. Just over the past fifty years, we have embarked on an exponential rise of unsustainable
exploitation of resources, unsustainable pressures on the planet, which has now reached such magnitude that science concludes that we have become
our own geological epoch. Welcome to the Anthropocene. The Age of Humans. We are now the dominant
force of change on the planet. Three quarters of the land surface and two thirds of the ocean are impacted by our activities. Our poles are losing their ice. In the summer, there is forty percent less Arctic
sea ice cover than there was in 1980. Many of the world’s great rivers
and lakes are drying up. Lake Chad, fifty years ago, it was twenty-five
thousand kilometres square of water. And now, ninety percent of the water has just evaporated. Around the lake, you have more
than forty million people living. Everyone wants access
to the shrinking resources. Almost half of our planet’s forests
have been felled for their timber, and to make space
for ourselves and our livestock. About sixty percent
of global deforestation of the tropical forests of the planet is to produce beef. About thirty percent is to produce crops, mostly soy in Latin America and then in southeast Asia: palm oil. Mangroves, full of colour and life, are being cleared to make way
for shrimp farms and beach resorts. And at sea, our extensive overfishing is leading
to the collapse of key fish stocks. We have already lost ninety percent
of large oceanic predators, like tuna, sharks and swordfish. The cod stocks crashed back home
in Newfoundland where I was from and, you know, thousands of people
thrown out of work, boats beached, canneries emptied. And what was interesting is that
you can build up an economy and culture for hundreds of years,
and it can be wiped out overnight unless we protect our environment,
protect our ecosystems. And that was the real wake-up call. And I think that’s where
I began to understand that there will be no jobs
on a dead planet. We have replaced the wild
with the domestic. We and the animals we raise to eat make up ninety-six percent of the weight
of mammals on Earth. Just four percent is made up of wildlife. Half of the fertile land on the planet
is now farm land. Our takeover of the natural world
has been so successful, that in the last fifty years, populations of wild animals have declined on average by sixty percent. This global loss of nature is already making the planet
less stable. We are today, the first generation
to know for certain that we’re putting
the whole planet at risk. Imagine, the maximum
temperature variability over the whole Holocene
is plus/minus one degree Celsius. We are above that already today. As the planet warms, weather systems
are becoming less predictable. Deadly storms, fires and floods are all becoming more frequent
and more severe. Over ninety percent
of people on the planet breathe dangerously polluted air. I have just become a grandfather. I have a one-year-old grandson. He is in Mumbai right now,
as we speak, and I worry, like all grandparents do, about the pollution in Mumbai. I wake up every morning wondering,
“Is something damaging his lungs?” which is going to spur action
and innovation. It’s about staying alive. It’s only as we have started
to lose things that we have begun to realise
the true value of nature. As Earth’s biodiversity drops, things we have taken for granted
start to disappear. Clean air and water, the food we eat, the soil it grows in. A benign climate, productive seas. A healthy world provides us
and our businesses with all of these for free. But if we were to place
a value on them, the services
that biodiversity provides for us are estimated to be worth
twice as much as the entire globe’s GDP. The destruction of our natural world is already costing us
trillions of dollars every year. Suddenly,
the costs of the Age of Humans are outweighing the benefits. We are at risk
of entering a danger zone where we could trigger irreversible
and self-amplifying change which could push the whole planet
ultimately away from the desired equilibrium. We are at risk
of destabilising the whole plant. If we continue with Business As Usual, scientists predict that a baby born today
could barely be in her twenties by the time the soils
of the frozen north thaw, releasing their locked methane, and any chance
of controlling the climate is lost. She could be in her thirties when the last of the coral reefs collapse as a result of ocean acidification
and warming. By the time she is sixty, overuse of fertilizers and pesticides
could have killed off soil microorganisms
and pollinating insects. There would be no more fertile soil. The weather becomes
increasingly unpredictable, leading to a global food crisis. Supply chains in multiple sectors
may have broken down. As she reaches her eighties, our planet could be four degrees warmer. She may have lived through
the extinction of countless species. Large parts of the Earth
may be uninhabitable. And global peace, an impossibility. The cost of dealing with this future,
if even possible, is estimated to be over five hundred
and fifty trillion dollars. Almost double the entire wealth
in the world today. Our current trajectory leads to a catastrophic future. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The Anthropocene has both
a negative and a positive side. Thanks to the fact that we are now
so clever and so dominant, we can use our own intelligence
and our technologies to become
positive Anthropocene engineers, Anthropocene stewards. So it’s up to us. We are in the driving seat, determining the future
for the whole planet. We have to understand the moment as a fundamental fork in the road
in human history, in which we must make
an active and thoughtful choice. While our past has been written, our future is yet to be determined and is in our hands. This is not about saving our planet, this is about saving ourselves. We are the chief beneficiaries
of our biodiverse, stable home. Our civilisation won’t work
without it. To change this situation will require
action on an industrial scale, and at an unparalleled speed. We have just ten years
to drastically alter our path before it will be too late to avoid
catastrophic changes to our planet. It’s about understanding
that this is critical. We have to increase
our forest cover. We have to restore degraded soils. We have to clean up
our rivers and our oceans. We just have to. It’s not about, “Wouldn’t it be nice.” No. It is an absolute imperative. We need revolutionary speed,
we need a green revolution, and it needs to happen at the scale
and at the speed of the digital, internet
and mobile revolution. And what drove the speed and scale
of these revolutions? Business. The same force that powered
the last period of global change can also power the next. If we can reimagine
Business As Usual, and make it fit for our planet, a finite world
that works best the wilder it is, we will be in with a chance. Every company needs
to turn the lens on itself and ask how are we designed
and how does the way we’re designed shape what we can and can’t do,
who we can and can’t be in the world. The broad strategy
for this new Business As Usual is clear. We just have to make sure
that everything we do, we can do forever. This means all of us must ensure
our investments and supply chains strive to achieve
five universal goals. We must transition from fossil fuels. Successful businesses will embrace
the clean technologies that now exist to replace them. Are we going to run out
of wind and sunshine in Texas before we run out of fossil fuels? I’m betting on wind and solar. First and foremost, I’m a businessman and the original decision
was a business decision. How can we have cost certainty
over the long term and mitigate price volatility? Wind and solar won out. Renewable energy already accounts
for one third of global power. The faster we can complete
the transition, the better our long-term gains. The living world is faltering, partly because we’re taking up
too much space. Sustainable businesses will help us
reduce our impact on land as much as possible. Logging and managing forests
selectively. Employing new technologies
to produce as much as possible from as little as possible. Growing crops
on already deforested land. All of this will help to reduce
the amount of space we take up. When my father took over
this property fifteen years ago, he cut the forest. I planted the first trees. We planted the first citrics,
the first bananas. I started to introduce life
back into the ecosystem. We don’t need to cut down more forest. We have enough land on this planet
for production for everybody. And it is business
that will invent brand new sectors to bring about
the most unexpected solutions. We’re trying to build a world where,
in ten years or fifteen years from now, the majority of the meat
and the majority of the eggs produced on this planet, didn’t require an animal,
didn’t require all this land, didn’t require all this water, and we can enjoy it just the same. New ideas and land management strategies will help us protect our biodiversity
and feed more people with less land. The health of the ocean is critical
to the way our planet operates. Future businesses will respect it as a resource
that belongs to all of us, only taking
what it can naturally replace. When you set aside
one third of the reef, you are opening up
two thirds of the reef for fishing, but one third is being protected that will actually sustain the population of the marine life that you’re fishing in the open two-thirds area. We want to do our share of
providing food for the rest of the world, but we have to do it
in a sustainable manner. Technological advancements
will help businesses prove the sustainability
of their supply chains, giving consumers more power to choose
sustainably sourced products. We live on a finite world. Yet we don’t act like it. Next-generation businesses
will design their product lines to fit within circular economies. We need to create industries
that don’t use things up, but use them again and again and again. Waste from one process
becomes food for the next. There’s no such thing as waste, actually. Waste is just a resource
in the wrong place. That’s even true for carbon dioxide.
It’s true for plastics. It’s true for everything we think
we’re throwing away – there is no away. So we need to create economies
with infrastructure that enable that circular design. All businesses will seek out
their place within the cycle. I have seen an amazing number
of companies really innovating
at the top of their game, looking at their products
and solutions and saying, “OK, instead of taking virgin resources, can we look at waste materials? Can we turn trash into treasure? Can we innovate
and offer sharing business models in which we reward consumers
for being more eco-friendly, or we enable communities
to make money from their trash?” This is a revolution
that’s happening, and I’m very excited to see it. Even the most complex,
global business communities will work to eliminate waste. We asked all of our suppliers to tell us exactly which material
was in their packaging. And we said, “By the end of 2019, we want to take no material
into our business that’s not recyclable. Can you manage that?” If we do set a standard, most of our suppliers
will want to come with us. We can do that. As a responsible business,
why wouldn’t we? The most damaging element
of today’s society is its quest for perpetual growth. We’ve got an economic system
that depends upon growing forever. How does that reconcile itself with a thriving planet? Growth for growth’s sake
will have to lose its attraction. We cannot think of economic success
if we’re deteriorating the environment, and I think that has to be
in the essence of each person that wants to lead a country,
to lead a company. The new sustainable economy
will readdress this. We need to create economies that allow us to thrive, whether or not they grow. But something can thrive
without getting bigger. It’s just thrumming, alive,
creating, regenerating, doing well, and it looks great to us
and we feel the energy in that. Our reinvented model
for Business As Usual will ultimately begin
to mimic nature. Adapting to thrive
within the finite world about it. Indeed, there is no alternative. We have come here to let you know
that change is coming, whether you like it or not. Save our planet! Save our planet! And the signs are that the next generation
of customers, employees and CEOs already knows this. This is our last chance to act,
before the world as we know it collapses. I think there’s a huge change in the way
millennials think about business. If you ask any other generation,
“What is the purpose of business?” they will say, “What colour is the sky? The purpose of business
is to make money.” If you ask millennials that question, forty-seven percent said some version
of the purpose of business is to improve society
and protect the environment. This is a fundamental sea-change in the way an entire generation
thinks about business. It’s going to mean that if you want
to attract the top talent and retain them, if you want to win over
millennial customers and attract
the thirty trillion dollars of capital that’s currently
being given to millennials by the baby boomer generation, you’re going to have to have a narrative around how your products
are sustainable and healthy. You’re going to have to have
an impact story as well. Sustainability is now
the only business plan, which means sustainability
is now a business imperative. So the vital thing
the business community needs to do is come together to encourage politicians
to set the global frameworks that will accelerate progress
to a sustainable world. If we have political leaders
investing in renewable technologies, investing in sustainable technologies promoting products
that are both good for the populace, that people will love
and that will prevent this climate crisis, then we’ll get there even faster. We humans
are the greatest problem solvers the world has ever known. We will solve this problem too. I committed, on behalf of my two hundred
and twenty-five thousand colleagues, that by the year 2040, the entire Mahindra Group of companies
would be carbon neutral. For both palm oil and soy, we have sustainable sources
for one hundred percent of what we sell within the UK and in Central Europe, and about forty percent
in our Asia business. So we have a commitment
to get to one hundred percent in total. Our generation, we want to abolish
the use of fossil fuels, and that gives me a lot of hope,
because it is possible. Companies that embrace
the transition can prosper, and even gain an advantage. I think in the future,
when we look back, there will be two types of companies – companies that got it
and companies that didn’t. I know which segment
I’d like to belong to. I’m hoping we’ll be out in front, cleaning up on a lot
of the opportunities before other people recognise
this simple truth. The only viable future is one in which business innovates to demand less of our world. In that future, the wild will recover. And as it does so, bring back the stability
and productivity that we rely on. Since commercial whaling was banned
just over thirty years ago, some species have recovered
from all-time global lows to numbers not seen
in hundreds of years. Some areas of ocean protected from fishing have seen fish biomass increase by over
four hundred percent in just a few years. Wherever we leave space, forests, wetlands, grasslands
and mangroves will regenerate. Now we have shown that
it’s possible to reverse deforestation. We’ve done that in the last decades. We reached twenty percent of our coverage
with forests, and we managed to increase that
to fifty percent, currently. As they grow back, the wild plants will lock away
carbon again, helping us fight
against a changing climate. The animal pollinators
and seed dispersers will return. The sea ice could start
to build at the poles once more. The weather we rely on
for our supply chains could fall back into regular rhythms. Our planet can rewild. And as it does so, become more diverse and more stable. Which is exactly
what we humans need to thrive. We can restore the balance of nature, fix the relationship
between our planet and our business, and change the way we live on our planet for the better, forever. Nature once determined
how we survive. Now we determine how nature survives.

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About the Author: Oren Garnes


  1. The real core problems is that humanity clings to the capital system we've invented and which is the root cayuse of destruction of our planet. Governments, corporates, will not want to know about the change of this or ultimately and foremost look for a change and go back before we created this system…(a loose quote from Terence mcKenna).

  2. Listen to this man, who unfortunately is not around anymore…we are a species fighting ourselves without knowing why:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijA5RHTJaV4&t=26532s

  3. Unless we come to the point of treating other species, trees, insects, plants, wild life, as our relatives, we only postpone the coming ruptures. Reinventing business is mandatory, but business and its preemptions over people and the planets life and ressources should be reduced to give life space and people time, to breathe and find or rediscover creative solutions, traditional wisdoms, local medicine, materials, techniques, crops, which need no « business » or, someone making a profit over someone else, to function. Business has its place, but other form of social interaction should appear and also have their place too in addressing the ressources management and human values problem we have to deal with.

  4. Easy solution … continue as we are and problem solved – mass extinction and a total reboot.
    These cute little videos are targeted at the wrong audience; complacent and indifferent, couch patatoes who think watching a TV series or a YouTube video is them making a difference. Get out there and do something instead of watching videos! (A different kind of me too movement). I get the paradox, I watched the video too.

  5. Great, concise and transformational. Thank you for making and sharing what is common knowledge among environmentalists for everyone in an accessable format. Brilliant use of your profile, resources and platform.
    Thank you

  6. WWF International Can this be shown legally in a not for profit way to groups, schools, churches etc., via You Tube or download?

  7. We've got only one chance at protecting the immense treasure of wild life and superb eden like conditions, on which we've thrived.
    Will we be able to do it, before a global catastrophe wipes us all out, and the planet becomes the barren rock that it was before?
    Depends on the people. Me and you.
    1. Eat as much less meat as you can. Go Vegan or Vegetarian if possible
    2. Do not vote for people who do not believe in climate change and want to sell out the land for profits.
    3. Use public transport and bikes as much as you can. Don't fly, unless you absolutely have to.
    4. Switch to and support green energy initiatives.

  8. A volcano does less destruction then we humans, atleast the volcano also provides fertile volcanic soil, while we barely gave anything back to our planet.

  9. Devolvamos el carbono de dónde lo sacamos, cultivemos nuestros alimentos junto a la naturaleza y dejemos Ya de engañarnos.

  10. Need to start with the so called “third world countries”, they’re less polluted than developed ones and have most of the forest coverage intact.
    Create eco-friendly jobs
    Education is key; we need to discuss this instead of living in denial

  11. Can't wait to take my kids to a museum to show them what animals and plants looked like. And take them to a virtual park. So AMAZING🙄

  12. This video has something wrong, the guy called Ivan Duque President of Colombia is anti-nature. He is promoting the fracking in the country. What a shame for the video. Too bad.

  13. I agree with most of the things on the documentary, but the solution or principle number 2 "minimize the space we use" in a way a solution in a short term period. How come it is not mentioned that it is necessary to educate people and bring them out of poverty in order to not grow more our population? If we keep growing as a species at the long term we are going to need more space anyway even if we minimize it.

  14. Support real change at the large scale but also make changes in your backyard. Plant fruit trees, berry bushes, vegetables and wild native plants. Create an ecosystem in your yard. Then also vote for large scale systemic change. We need small and big actions–individual and community and nation and global scale action. We should become a civilization of stewards and restorationists.

  15. Earth is our home and we need to protect it because Climate Change is real and we need innovation and solutions to the big irreversible climate problem. We need our Governments and leaders to know that Earth is precious and needs Protecting. Also, Oil companies are to blame not us.

  16. I thought you guys might appreciate this track called Rewild… it's available on all digital platforms. Check it out: https://open.spotify.com/track/6zHDpwU6SK4kZY9dNp5uFF?si=NqVkw6g_TcSf6eSkqx1jNA

  17. "The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left." Isaiah 24:5-6

  18. People can say the Bible is a fairytale, but it's laws would change the world from an environmental perspective. For example, if the world didn't eat all those clams, mussels, shellfish, etc, which the Bible considers unclean the ocean would be cleaner. Many of the seafood on the market are filter feeders that keep the ocean clean. If the only the people who say they believe in the Bible, actually practiced it, the world would be very different. I know it's not realistic for everyone to be vegan, but meat should at least be seen a delicacy not something to eat everyday. Do you think our ancestors ate meat everyday, imagine if they went out everyday to hunt. Yeah…that's not happening, they would have used all their energy stores.Although beef is considered clean in the Bible, it shouldn't be eaten everyday either. Even if you don't believe in the Bible, there are health reason clams, shellfish, etc shouldn't be eaten. Check out Leviticus 11.

  19. Anyone with commonsense is not taking this Planet for granted. As soon as your old enough to know that everything has a mother and everything is used for building, you realize that its all precious and must be looked after. lf children know this we as Adults have no excuse, we have always known we should look after our Planet. Mindless greedy people are the only reason we're not able to do all the massive things needed to restore this beautiful Planet.

  20. This video is so biased and manipulative it makes me sick, clean energy like solar panels are so toxic to the environment it's laughable look up what happens when a panel breaks or when its reached its lifespan as well as the large amount of fossil fuels put into making them due to the rare earth metals needed to make solar panels. Wind energy can't produce enough energy for the world, also windmills are making bird species go extinct. Your ignorance on this is astounding, it just shows me now how people are so easily manipulated. Yes a lot of this information was good, but also a lot of it was exaggerated and biased towards renewable energy, which is causing harm towards to environment that they claim they want to help. If you really care about the environment do research on thorium reactors, this energy source will save our planet and provide cheap electricity, but the renewable energy companies don't want it because of one thing, renewable energy makes electricity expensive and thus huge profits. Compare germany which is focused on renewable energy and france which is going nuclear which today provides clean, safe and cheap energy, France actually cares about the environment. Ok my rant on saving our planet is over, but seriously people stop being manipulated by more corporations trying to make a buck and do your own research.

  21. Support the Extinction Rebellion ! Action now!! Those where the protesters you seen in the video. There doin something about it NOW in a big way. Do not sit and do nothing people, get up and get involved,and make change happen. The gov. And corporations are not going to save you—-they are the pilots flying this plane into the ground. They don’t give a fuck about you. They will have protection ,shelter, and food when everything goes down. You will starve. REBELL people, it is only chance your kids got.

  22. Love it! 🌧🌧🌧🌏🌍🌎🌧🌧🌧🌳🌳🌳🌲🌲🌲🌴🌴🌴🌧🌧🌧💖💖💖⚘🌷🌼🌻🌺🥀🌹💐🦋🦋🦋🌱

  23. We can do only two things… Reduce population to below 50 mil. by having less and less cildren or lets go on and wait till everything collapse and hope people wont survive. Live itself will find his way and will trive again.

  24. Your 2000 years to late and its at our expense this has happened, businesses will grow at a rate making money out of the very thing you aim to change. The Elite are already planning the cull of humans and no doubt the makers of this film will not be included in that cull.

  25. If W.W.F could go to every school on this planet and talk to the children about the situation of our planet and how important it is to save all wildlife from extinction everyday have one hour of conservation lessons everyday with teachers from world wide fund for NATURE that will help save planet earth education is important and the grown ups will only listen to they children this is the only way to spread the message to save planet earth (DORRON FRANCO)

  26. Animal agriculture is No1 reason of climate change and deforestation(aka wild animal extinction) and amazon destruction.
    Go vegan
    I hate it when people eat meat 3 times per week instead of 4 and somehow think they are helping

  27. Listening to this narrative shows that the modern human is the only species on this planet that cannot work in harmony with the planet.

  28. Pesticides & toxic agricultural chemicals, plastic products instead of bamboo & hemp , industrial waste, mining waste , sending E waste products to places like Ghana to recycle ' burying waste in landfill, deforestation, toxic materials to spray skies for weather control, nuclear power plants , nuclear tests, etc, etc that world populations continue to use are destroying the planet RAPIDLY !!! We are all to blame !!!!!!

  29. Large corporations only care about exploiting any natural resource as fast as they can for profits. They don't care about the future because they won't have to live in it. It's all about the now. And yet again I say reduce the population by half.

  30. Money is such an inanimate self centred greedy reality piece of information to have acquired if you think it really does not serve any purpose apart from give and receive in factual honestly we don’t need it

  31. There is 1 more, probably the most important thing we can do to save our planet in this process. To fucking die by the billions !

  32. Biologists understand ecosystems. Many economists pretend not to. Biodiversity is vital. Variation is essential to allow outliers to adapt to new conditions. Evolution.

  33. "There will be no jobs on a dead planet (1:38)
    What the fuck? Who said life is about jobs? It's the most retarded thing I've heard in such a documentary

  34. WWF has been linked to violence against tribal peoples in diverse areas of the world. There are serious issues with WWF. WE MUST PROTECT NATURE ON PLANET EARTH BUT TRIBAL COMMUNITIES ARE THE GUARDIANS OF BIODIVERSITY, NOT SOME ROYALTY FROM EUROPE.

  35. Spawning salmon are dying in Alaska because of our actions and the heating up of the Planet….Humans need to die out!

  36. If 60%of all land is used for the meat industry then cutting out meat will be an enormous benefit..not sure about meat & eggs being produced without animals? And business corporations especially aren't taking this seriously..how come fracking has been allowed ? Why has the Brazilian Government given the green light for more deforestation in the past couple of weeks…..we can't leave it government or business ..we the people need to step up and make radical moves to force change…we don't have time for all the frilly suggestions made in this documentary…

  37. I personally shake my head in sadness at those that have given this extremely informative fil a thumbs down!! I simply cannot wrap my head around this… How can some be so ignorant to what IS happening NOW!! So truly sad!!

  38. It is money that has to go, we need a complete economic overhaul, as long as there is a quick buck to be made pillaging the planet it will not stop, corporations and business have all the blood on their hands

  39. It should be compulsory for all aspiring politicians to watch this.

    Religion is a problem, when the person you are debating with does not want to believe because a failing planet suggests there is not a God.

  40. I am ashamed to admit that I was in denial for so long.This documentary must be seen by as many people as possible,including business leaders and politicians

  41. This is STRONG !!!! I'm soo glad I watched it and willing to make a change even if it might be small actions such as trying a lower waste lifestyle , consuming less meat , recycle and so on …

  42. Take 10 years off for everything about that baby girl born today. I can't see us hitting a 2C rise by 2035, but all these numbers are based on not hitting 2C until 2050-2060.

  43. We are going to fail at saving the earth.. I don't want this to be true but you all better plan for the worst for this planet. The overwhelming majority of humans are dumb as hell! Dumb as hell! You people of greater intelligence watching this video are few and far between. I so sorry to break it to you but the bible is ridiculous, I mean what is a dumber word? How stupid is the bible and yet it is the highest authority in the majority of American homes. The people that do the most damage to the planet for the love of money know very well the power of theology and making money, they have the majority of the voting population hypnotized into believing that a bearded man in the sky is going to eventually solve ALL of our problems therefore not to worry about the warming of the planet, Jesus will fix it. So good luck with saving the planet!

  44. What will the 5g tehnologie do with the habbitat en raise more energie(heat) and need more reshourses for new machines and gadgets? We need more and more energie for a digital world, but we are forgetting the real world.

  45. Hate to break it to you but it isn't "our" planet or "our" biodiversity. No god gave humans "dominion" over nature though clearly we cherish this omnicidal illusion. The attitude is a prime indicator of hubris, truly "our" most conspicuous characteristic. It gives the false impression that we are in control of nature, reassures us that we can "own" things, that we have a right to endlessly consume and dispose of "our resources" without consequence.
    Sustainable business is an oxymoron. Still based on the same illusions of ownership. HIstory repeating itself as farce.
    Not to despair! In 10,000,000 or 100,000,000 years, a blink in cosmological terms, ecological balance will return to the earth and you will never know we were here.

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