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A Local and Global Look At Our Environmental Health


Thursday 8pm TROUBLED WATERS: A TURTLE'S TALE - Documentary - A WLRN Original Production - The film explores the impact human behavior has on our environment—as seen through the lens of one of South Florida’s most beloved and fragile underwater creatures—the sea turtle. 


Troubled Waters: A Turtle's Tale featuring acclaimed actor and ocean activist Ted Danson and narrated by Peter Coyote, this one-hour film takes a critical look at the effects of global warming, water pollution and our “throw-away” plastic lifestyle on this keystone species...and inevitably ourselves.

Troubled Waters will lead viewers to one single conclusion, that this is not simply a Florida problem, it is indeed a worldwide concern. While education, political will, technology and science offers hope, changing human behavior is crucial. Troubled Waters will reveal the challenges confronting the largest resource of life on earth and offer solutions and actions that can be taken to help turn back the tide.

Climate Change: The Facts
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9pm CLIMATE CHANGE: THE FACTS - Documentary - Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees.


Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees. Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage.  Experts examine the consequences of rising temperatures on ice sheets, fragile ecosystems, developing communities and extreme weather events. Personal accounts of California wildfires, extreme coastal flooding in Louisiana and increasing temperatures in Australia paint vivid pictures of these devastating effects.