The Living Planet: New Worlds
Also known as: Programme 12
New Worlds is a stark and powerful account of ongoing environmental issues, detailing the widespread damage inflicted on the planet by the human race. Through the world-famous cinematography of the BBC Natural History Unit, David Attenborough brings to light the harsh devastation and enormous impact man has had on his surroundings.
The closing episode of the epic BBC mega-series The Living Planet, New Worlds is an uncomfortable and morally disturbing insight into the world about us. Attenborough journeys all over the globe demonstrating the havoc we have wreaked in our oceans, forests and atmosphere.
Fields of wheat dominate the landscape in America in a worrying monoculture, acid rain has left many Scandinavian lakes lifeless - all this as cities continue to expand, encroaching ever further on vital natural habitats.
Beautifully filmed, New Worlds is a poignant insight into the relentless pressure we exert on our most precious resource. Winner of the "Bristol & West Building Society Conservation Award" and winner of "Best Script Award" at the Wildscreen "Panda" awards ceremony in October 1984