After the wildly successful special presentation “Planet In Peril”, CNN’s team has produced another can’t miss program called “Planet in Peril: Battle Lines“, focusing on the conflict that occurs between the human population and the wildlife/ecology in key points around the world.
For those of you who travel frequently and have formed a real affinity for various global destinations, some of the stories may hit close to the heart. But for people who rarely get away from home, it is even more important to watch this series.
Many of our habits as travelers, consumers, and citizens of the planet may directly or indirectly contribute to destruction of species and the environment. For example, buying ivory jewelry or ornaments from a high end boutique in the U.S. or Europe is actually helping to fund wars in Africa which are financed by slaughtering endagered elephants for their tusks. Both human and animal lives are lost simply because people don’t want to change their habits.
We can no longer afford not to be global citizens, concerning ourselves with the impact we make with our lifestyles. We are lucky to live in a country with many luxuries and privleges…but along with that comes a greater responsibility.
Watch “Planet in Peril: Battle Lines” in HDTV on Thursday, December 11, at 9 p.m. ET on CNN, hosted by Anderson Cooper, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and “The Oprah Winfrey Show” correspondent and National Geographic host Lisa Ling. CNN’s award-winning series examines the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources.