Endangered Planet: People's Century

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Video
Abstract: 

This historical documentation chronicles some of the most public and atrocious, global, environmental disasters of the 20th century. The story begins in 1959 in Minemata, Japan documenting mercury poisoning, then moves through everything from Rachel Carson, nuclear power, man's mission to space, the first Earth Day, Green Peace, Love Canal, the Reagan Administration, Chernobyl, and closes again with Minemata. The overall message that the viewer is left with is that there is one planet Earth to sustain us; our decisions and actions have environmental consequences, many of which have a global impact.

Author: 
WGBH Boston Video
Topic Areas: 
Environmental Health
Pollution
Humanities
Target Audience: 
Grades 10-12
Higher Education
Adult
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
60 min
Date Produced/Published: 
1999
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
Yes
Quantity: 
2
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Available for free* two-week loan from:

Learning Resource Center & Library
MN Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul MN 55155
651-757-2120 or 800-877-6300
resourcecenter.pca@state.mn.us

*borrower pays return postage.