Our Planet Now

  1. Why soil is one of the most amazing things on our planet

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    Video caption: BBC Ideas explores the wonder and magic of soil

    Soil is underappreciated. But it's vital in so many ways - from the food we eat, to the medicines we take, to the ecosystem as a whole.

  2. End of the petrol age

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    Video caption: Tom Heap explores the decision to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030.

    Tom Heap looks at the implications of the prime minister's decision to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030. What does the future look like for cars?

  3. The Rising Sea Symphony

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    Video caption: The effects of climate change evoked in words, sounds and a powerful new musical work

    The dramatic effects of climate change evoked in words, sounds and a powerful new musical work composed by Kieran Brunt.

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    Video caption: Sir David Attenborough: "Our lives depend" on climate change fight

    Sir David Attenborough discusses the climate crisis with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

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    Video caption: Climate crisis: Can we reverse it?

    Humanity needs to act fast to reverse the climate crisis, but is it possible?

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    Video caption: United Nations chief Guterres: 'Our planet is broken'

    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urges nations to make radical changes before it's too late.

  7. Climate change: Are the Paris agreement goals within reach?

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    Video caption: Pledges made by countries in the last few months could help slow down temperature rises

    The average global temperature could rise at a slower rate than previously feared thanks to recent commitments by some of the world's biggest polluters, including China.