Future Earth: Addicted to Power

Future Earth: Addicted to Power, airing on Monday, Feb. 22, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on THE PASSIONATE EYE on CBC News Network, takes us on a riveting CGI journey into the future, exploring the challenges humans will face in a world where energy is king and seemingly worth any price.

Modern life would be impossible without plentiful energy, but it’s an addiction that could cost the planet. We rely on fossil fuels—oil, coal and gas—which all emit carbon that contributes to global warming. This creates a dilemma—how to keep the lights on without cooking the planet.
Nuclear power produces lethally radioactive waste that could poison a city such as London, England. Dams produce clean, sustainable hydroelectric power, but future extreme weather may push them beyond their limits threatening hundreds of thousands of lives downstream. Wind and solar power may be clean, but they’re not capable of producing the energy we need. Nuclear fusion may be an answer, but it’s far off in the future.

Future Earth: Addicted to Power illustrates the disastrous consequences of continuing our addiction to power through photo-real CGI, but it also includes gripping interviews with experts who explore how adopting new technologies and making changes to the way we live can avert these disasters. Produced by Darlow Smithson Productions in the U.K.

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