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Documentary: One Single Planet

Documentary: One Single Planet

One Single Planet is the fourth documentary by the Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation. In this film, which addresses the major sustainability issues that threaten our planet and offers potential solutions to preserve the livability of our earth for future generations, Marianne Thieme speaks with leading scientists, policy makers and inspiring minds about the metaphor used by astronaut Wubbo Ockels, who compared the earth with a space ship, carrying 7 billion souls, that has steered off course.

As they discuss the global food issue, the world water crisis, zoonoses and the biodiversity problem, scientists offer their insights into causes and potential solutions to the systemic crisis that has the world in a choke-hold.

Marianne Thieme:

“It is remarkable that in its advertisements, an automobile manufacturer such as Volvo seems to be more concerned with the future of our children and grandchildren than politicians are during election debates. Traditional politicians have an extremely shortsighted and distorted view of human nature, with a disregard for compassion and sustainability. I think we need to take a wider perspective on possible solutions and very much hope that this documentary can be a positive impetus to that end.”

The documentary One Single Planet features opinion leaders and scientists such as Vandana Shiva, Prof. Arjan Hoekstra, UN food rapporteur Dr. Hilal Elver, Prof. Hans Zaaijer and Prof. Jan Willem Erisman.

The world premiere of the documentary took place on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Amsterdam.

One Single Planet (English – total) from Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation on Vimeo.

Article: Should we give up the car or our steak?

Article: Should we give up the car or our steak?

The Netherlands has the densest livestock population in Europe. The immense environmental impact of this was already made clear by the statistics on manure production: 70 billion per year, or 4000 kg per Dutchman. What is far less well known is the environmental impact of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the livestock industry.

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