Collapse of the Oceans

With Joshua Jackson

Photo: David Dare Parker for National Geographic Channel

Why this story needs to be told

We’ve pushed the natural balance of things to such a degree that we’re very close to a breaking point.

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Introduction

There is one place on Earth where the impacts of climate change are most profound and yet practically invisible: the oceans. As global emissions soar, the oceans are becoming warmer and more acidic, creating unbearable living conditions for all marine life and threatening precious ecosystems. Joshua Jackson travels to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to look at the devastating impacts of ocean warming on the world’s largest reef system and the predicted impact of ocean acidification. In the Philippines, he looks at the impact of climate change in a place where hundreds of millions of people rely on healthy reefs for food, income and protection from storms. Oceans, which cover 70 percent of the world, are crucial to our species’ survival. What will happen if our life-support system is disrupted? Without healthy oceans, we have everything to lose.

U.S. Airdate: Wednesday, November 23 at 10/9c

Meet The Characters

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg Chief Scientist of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey
Dr. Jim Barry Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Dr. Laura David  Oceanographer at University of the Philippines
Rene Juntereal  Professor of Economics at Silliman University and Dive Instructor
Zenon Suan  Fisherman, Apo Island
Senator Loren Legarda  Luzon province, Philippines
Dr. Sylvia Earle Marine Biologist and Former Chief Scientist of NOAA