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CLIP 14256

New York – the city that never stops eating and drinking

New York – the city that never stops eating and drinking

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Key Info
  • New York – the city that never stops eating and drinking
  • Duration: 01:58
  • Dallas Campbell explains how basic needs can be provided on a camping trip, illustrating that people need food, water and energy in order to survive. The city of New York is then used to illustrate this. Visual representations are used to show how every day New Yorkers use 1.5 billion gallons of water, vast quantities of grain and as much fuel as would be produced by six oil rigs. First broadcast on 'Supersized Earth' on BBC1 in December 2012.
  • Subject:



    People and the Environment: Resources

  • Keywords: SupersizedEarth, basics, food, water, energy, global, New York, city, consumerism, grain, fuel, oil, resources, Dallas Campbell, survival
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be useful during a module on resource use, illustrating how wealthier countries are consumer societies. It could also be used during a module on urban issues.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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