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    24 Hours of Reality Special

    Tune in December 20th @7pm for a 24 Hours Special on Nat Geo Wild (check local listings).

     

    We traveled across the Earth for 24 hours to learn more about how fossil fuels and climate change are creating unique health risks that threaten the wellness of families and communities all over the world.

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      United States – Momentum in the Face of Challenge
      Showtime December 3 2018 9PM ET

      With Washington turning away from climate action, cities, states and businesses have charged ahead. Featuring a live introduction and slide show by Vice President Al Gore, interviews with former EPA head Gina McCarthy and Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, and an in-depth look at the health threat posed by active oil rigs in communities – as well as the growing activism from those who refuse to accept the risk.

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      Canada – Rallying Against a Changing Climate
      Showtime December 3 2018 10PM ET

      Indigenous peoples of Canada are ferociously committed to protecting their beautiful home as it sees an uptick in heat-related and infectious disease. Featuring a live visit from Bill Nye the Science Guy, a slideshow by Vice President Al Gore and interviews with Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action.

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      Australia – The Burning Issue at Hand
      Showtime December 3 2018 11PM ET

      A look at the health consequences of the nation’s unprecedented heat waves and bush fires, as well as a battery farm success story delivered by Tesla’s Elon Musk. Featuring performances by musical artists 5 Seconds of Summer, Kate Nash and Courtney Barnett, a live presentation by Vice President Al Gore, and live interviews with Dr. Steven Miles, Minister for Health in Queensland, Minister Leeanne Enoch, and Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes.

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      Pacific Islands – Fending Off the Waves
      Showtime December 3 2018 12AM ET

      Rising sea levels coupled with warmer temperatures spell multiple threats for the nations of Fiji, Kiribati and New Zealand. Featuring deep dives into the increasing incidence and outbreaks of multiple infectious and vector-borne diseases.

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      Japan – The Business of Change
      Showtime December 4 2018 1AM ET

      As heat related emergencies increase, trusted Japanese corporations have taken the lead on sustainability solutions. Featuring a live interview with Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to the U.N. Environment Programme.

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      Philippines – A Storm of Activism
      Showtime December 4 2018 2AM ET

      Vulnerable to typhoons and having already suffered devastating health impacts of the climate crisis, residents of the Philippines are actively combatting the fossil fuel industry. Featuring a live presentation by Vice President Al Gore, interviews with health care officials, and a look at the battle to shut down a proposed new coal-fired power plant.

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      China – Responding to Threat Within
      Showtime December 4 2018 3AM ET

      After decades of relying on fossil fuels for growth, China continues to show global leadership in developing massive solar energy capabilities. Featuring a live performance by musical artist Khalil Fong, a conversation between China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs Xie Zhenhua and Vice President Al Gore, as well as a live presentation by Mr. Gore.

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      Indonesia – Much at Stake, Much to Gain
      Showtime December 4 2018 4AM ET

      With millions of people potentially at risk from health impacts such as flooding and heat waves, Indonesia stand much to gain from a shift from fossil fuels. Featuring an interview with the Minister of the Environment and Forestry as well as the president of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences

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      India – Lighting a Path to the Future
      Showtime December 4 2018 5AM ET

      As home to several of the world’s most air-polluted cities and intensifying heat waves and monsoon seasons, India sits squarely in the crosshairs of the climate health crisis. So it’s not surprising the nation has forged ahead on solar development. Featuring a live presentation by Vice President Al Gore, an in-depth look at the formation of the International Solar Alliance, and conversations with Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, the president of the Public Health Foundation of India, and World Health Organization regional director Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh.

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      Middle East/North Africa – Living at the Extreme of Heat
      Showtime December 4 2018 6AM ET

      The climate crisis has pushed places like Saudi Arabia to the brink of uninhabitability, putting millions at risk and necessitating urgent action to retain ways of life in the region. Featuring live interviews with activist and educator Neeshad Shafi and Zulfiqar Bhutta of the International Pediatric Association.

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      Sub-Saharan Africa – Bringing Energy to Life
      Showtime December 4 2018 7AM ET

      With huge portions of the population lacking access to electricity or improved drinking water, many African nations now are seeing health issues greatly exacerbated by climate change. We’ll take a closer look at how solar companies are bringing electricity to people living off the grid, and with it, hope for cutting emissions and saving lives.

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      South Africa – Environments at a Tipping Point
      Showtime December 4 2018 8AM ET

      With its coastal cities threatened by rising sea levels and food insecurity and prices both expected to rise with climate temperatures, South Africa finds itself under keen health threat due to the climate crisis. Featuring a live slideshow presentation by Vice President Al Gore, and conversations with Dr. Sophia Kisting-Cairncross, head of the National Institute for Occupational Health, and Desmond D’Sa, recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots activism.

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      Spain – Feeling the Heat
      Showtime December 4 2018 9AM ET

      With summer heat waves putting massive amounts of the population at risk, Spain has recently pushed hard toward embracing renewables. Featuring a live Q and A with Dr. Maria Neira of the World Health Organization.

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      Scandinavia and Nordic Countries - Showcase for Solutions
      Showtime December 4 2018 10AM ET

      With a focus on Sweden, Denmark, Finland and more, we’ll take a look at some of the world’s leading adopters of renewable energy. Featuring a performance by pop artist Robyn, a conversation between Al Gore and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland, an exploration of an island community showing the world the potential of clean energy, and a conversation with Dr. Johan Rockstrøm, co-director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

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      Germany – Pushing for Progress
      Showtime December 4 2018 11AM ET

      While Germany has long championed clean energy, its commitments haven’t made it immune to the health effects of the climate crisis. Featuring a live presentation by Vice President Al Gore, along with a conversation with Eckart Würzner, mayor of Heidelberg, who has spearheaded the city’s ambitious emissions targets.

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      France – The Road From Paris
      Showtime December 4 2018 12PM ET

      As host to the groundbreaking COP21 meeting in 2015, France is now seeing the health impacts of the climate crisis in everything from heat related deaths to dengue fever on the rise. Featuring a live interview with Helena Molin Valdes of the United Nations Environment Program and a live presentation by Vice President Al Gore.

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      Poland – The World is Watching
      Showtime December 4 2018 1PM ET

      As world leaders reconvene this December in Katowice, Poland, for the United Nations’ annual session on the climate crisis, the goal is stronger action. Featuring live interviews from notables and in-depth Q and A on the COP 24 session, a live performance by Marcin Patrzalek, a live slideshow by Vice President Al Gore, and a look at the consequences of particulate air pollution and rising sea levels threatening the country.

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      United Kingdom – Under Pressure
      Showtime December 4 2018 2PM ET

      From floods to infectious disease, the UK is experiencing the health consequences of a warming world, as well as dangerously high levels of air pollution despite reduced reliance on fossil fuels. This hour features a live performance by musical artist Arlissa, a live slideshow by Vice President Al Gore, and a conversation with Dr. Nick Watts, head of the Lancet Countdown, which tracks the relationship of and progress on health and climate change.

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      Brazil – On the Front Lines
      Showtime December 4 2018 3PM ET

      Despite plans to rapidly expand renewable energy capabilities, the recent presidential election calls into question Brazil’s environmental trajectory. This hour features a deep dive into the Amazon and its critical role in the fight for sustainability, as well as a live presentation by Al Gore and conversations with Dr. Paulo Saldiva, Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Sao Paolo, and Dr. Carlos Rittl, Executive Secretary of the Observatorio do Clima.

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      South America – Rising Temperatures and Impacts
      Showtime December 4 2018 4PM ET

      Extreme temperatures have reached across the region, bringing flooding and drought and threatening numerous livelihoods. In this hour we’ll examine the climate-health connection in Argentina, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.

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      Central America and Caribbean – In the Path
      Showtime December 4 2018 5PM ET

      With tropical storms increasing in intensity and infectious diseases on the rise, the region sits squarely in the crosshairs of the climate-health connection. This hour features a conversation between Al Gore and President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada, and a closer look at how Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Haiti and Cuba are dealing with the impacts, and reaffirming commitments to lead on renewable energy.

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      Mexico – Dedicated to Progress
      Showtime December 4 2018 6PM ET

      As an early adopter of carbon tax to reduce emissions and recently electing pro-environment local leaders, Mexico continues its march toward sustainability. Featuring a performance by musical guests Jesse & Joy, a conversation with Mario Molina of the Center for Strategic Studies on Energy and Environment, a live presentation by Vice President Al Gore, and an in-depth look at how Mexico City is creating healthy green spaces to promote better air quality for its residents, as well as a live conversation with the mayor elect Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum.

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      United States – Momentum at Home
      Showtime December 4 2018 7PM ET

      Municipalities and states are forging ahead on clean energy commitments. Featuring conversations with environmental justice champions Robert Bullard and Catherine Flowers and a live slideshow by Vice President Al Gore.

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      United States – The Solutions at Hand
      Showtime December 4 2018 8PM ET

      As we review and wrap up the show, a look at the urgency of the challenge and the incredible global swing toward a sustainable future. Featuring a live talk by Vice President Al Gore on what is at stake – and what we all stand to gain.

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