March 22 & 23
Sunday at 2pm & Monday at 9pm

 

Humankind - The Green Economy

As environmental visionaries see it, the future of energy is not in greenhouse gas-emitting fuels like oil and coal -- whose supply is running out -- but in sustainable, clean sources like wind, sun, tide and the enormous storehouse of heat that naturally occurs deep underground. In the coming green economy, utilizing this energy will generate a surge of new employment, while combating climate change and providing additional energy independence for the United States.

This program places the green economy in the context of American environmental history and features contemporary voices, including "The Green Collar Economy" author Van Jones. Learn more.

This Humankind presentation is part of the weekly documentary series Showcase, Sundays at 2pm and Mondays at 9pm.