National Geographic US wins kudos for earth special

MUMBAI: National Geographic US' four part special Strange Days on Planet Earth has been honoured by the Wildscreen 2004 film festival. It won a Panda Award for Best Series. .

The second part of the series The One Degree Factor, also won the Natural History Museum One Planet Award for its look at a crucial environment issue - global warming..

The show will premiere in the US on PBS in April 2005. Hosted by actor and dedicated environmental activist Edward Norton Primal Fear, Fight Club Strange Days on Planet Earth is constructed as a high-tech detective story, with the fate of the planet at stake.

Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. Unsettling transformations are sweeping across the planet, and clue by clue, investigators around the world assemble a new picture of Earth, discovering ways that seemingly disparate events are connected.

For instance crumbling houses in New Orleans are linked to voracious creatures from southern China. Vanishing forests in Yellowstone are linked to the disappearance of wolves.

An asthma epidemic in the Caribbean is linked to dust storms in Africa. Scientists suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? What can we do to alter this course of events?

The show attempts to answer these questions.

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