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Earth on Edge Series
A series of 20 documentaries about countries facing climate change. People living in Madagascar, in Mexico and in Kenya are suffering from hurricanes, water flood, and desertification... Each film will take us to a different country.
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The hidden face of the beauty island: In the south, millions are forgotten by mankind. Droughts are increasing, soils become poorer, water is scarce, fishing resources are decreasing rapidly already disappearing dangerously.
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In 2009, Kenya was confronted with the worst dry spell in its history. Livestock died by hundreds of thousands; many others were to die when the rainy season finally came. According to the UN, 10% of the population is depending on the World Food Programme.
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93% of its surface is arid or semiarid. The natural resources are dying; desertification and erosion are increasing every day. With an economy founded on tourism and agriculture, the country is vulnerable to the climate's whims.
The Mascarene Islands
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At the heart of the Indian Ocean, three islands are the sentries against climate change: The Seychelles, Mauritius, and Reunion. The latter has shown its will to be independent of fossil energy by 2030. Its neighbours are trying to follow in its footsteps. Yet, it might already be too late…