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Greenpeace holds a historic performance with pianist Ludovico Einaudi on the Arctic Ocean

The Plastic Problem

Over 9 billion metric tons of plastic have been produced since 1950. Where has it all gone? In the illuminating documentary The Plastic Problem, the PBS NewsHour explores the scourge of plastic remnants in our oceans and lakes, their points of origin, and their ultimate impact to the health of both sea life and humans.

The excess of plastics represents one of the most troubling environmental threats facing our planet. It is estimated that by the year 2050, the plastics found in our waters could outnumber fish. The filmmakers travel to Lake Ontario – the largest freshwater system in the world – and uncover evidence that every fish sampled has ingested plastic. In turn, this creates a potential health scare for humans who feed on these same fish.

Silent SNOW

Silent snow – silent poisoning of the world

The Arctic plains are an outstanding example of unspoilt beauty of nature: it is an endless nothingness in which few people know how to survive. But a silent killer destroys the life of the Eskimos in Greenland. Remnants of chemicals from all over the world invisibly accumulate here, poisoning both people and animals. Along ocean currents and bound by snow, pesticides such as DDT travel North toward the land of the Eskimos, causing disease and premature death.

“Silent snow” is a documentary film that explores together with the most affected people what turns out to be serious pollution of the world’s ecosystem.