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Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1TV-PGClosed Captioning

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An original 13-part documentary series highlighting forward-thinking designers, products, and processes that are on the leading edge of a new green world. Each episode revolves around a particular green issue, with titles such as "Fuel," "Build," "Cities," "Drive," "Wear," and "Eat," it spotlights a specific innovator or innovation that has the potential to transform our everyday lives on these topics. The individuals profiled range from scientists to fashion and product designers, entrepreneurs to first-time inventors. The original series also features a cast of recurring expert commentators, including activists, scientists, writers, and environmental personalities who provide the big-picture context to each week's stories.

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Actually vegetable oil doesn't contribute in the same was as gas

Hey, Peanutbuttersnails, veggie oil doesn't contribute to warming in the same way as gas! Know why? Cause the plants it's made of just took the CO2 out of the atmosphere months ago. Gas is realeasing the CO2 from millions of years ago, thus adding to the amount in the modern amosphere. How they burn might be the same, but one is recycling and the other is adding previously frozen carbon back into the system.

Vegetable Oil

Just to set the record straight, burning vegetable oil instead of petroleum does in fact tend to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This is because it is made from carbon which is extracted from the atmosphere as carbon dioxide in the first place. This is done by photosynthesis. Burning petroleum takes carbon which was hidden underground for millions of years, and adds it to the atmosphere. So the vegetable oil doesn't cause any net increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Petroleum does.

I hope these ideas come in play

Episode 1 Fuel- (Shows different ideas of fuel that can be used to help reduce the CO2 emission, a key element in the crisis of global warming) This was a great show that shows crazy ideas and inventions that are actually useful to our everyday lives. not small inventions like football training equipment. but really inventions and ideasa that can change this world, something bigger. Wish this documentary had more emotional drama, to make it more entertaining. But overall, Great SHOW!!! I'm looking forward to more upcoming episodes. Hope the series is free, because it’s using a great outlet to spread the message.

Big Ideas for a Small Planet, Season 1
View in iTunes $19.99
  • SD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Apr 09, 2007
  • CCin English

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