May 26, 2022

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11 of the best nature documentaries on Netflix

By Rosie Fitzmaurice From Business Insider

On Saturday, April 22, the world celebrated “Earth Day.”Planet Earth/YouTube

The world celebrated Earth Day on April 22, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

It’s a good time to think about how we can protect our planet.

Luckily, Netflix is packed with nature documentaries to inspire you to become more environmentally-savvy.

From David Attenborough’s landmark “Planet Earth” series to oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s campaign to save the world’s oceans, here are 11 of the best nature documentaries on Netflix for you to session this weekend.

1. Mission Blue
This documentary follows oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s campaign to save the world’s oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste.

2. Cowspiracy
Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s natural resources and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.

3. Chasing Ice
Chasing Ice/YouTube
Environmental photographer James Balog deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glacier.

4. Planet Earth
Planet Earth/YouTube
This landmark series transports nature lovers from the Himalayas to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between.

5. Antarctic Edge: 70° South
Arctic Edge/YouTube
A team of top scientists explores the fastest warming place on Earth, as they examine the rapidly melting ice sheet of the West Antarctic Peninsula.

6. Earth From Above
Earth From Above/YouTube
Filmed over the course of four years, this environmental documentary series looks at the complex ecological challenges facing the planet.

7. A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean/YouTube
When he discovers the world’s oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the environmental impacts of pollution.

8. Life
Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive.

9. The Future of Water
Future of Water/YouTube
A look at the deeply intertwined history of humanity and freshwater reveals looming challenges that could upend power structures around the world.

10. Food Choices
Food Choices/YouTube
This documentary examines the world’s diet and points to food choices as the culprits for declining health as well as a major cause of climate change.

11. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Official Trailer/YouTube
Trace one man’s involvement in the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI has deemed a top domestic terrorist threat.
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