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|PLANET SAND - AUSTRALIA, THE DESERT CONTINENT
|SK DUBBING/NO SUBTITLES subtitles
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Australia is struck on two fronts by numerous hardships: the areas bordering the desert are huge meat factories; the heart of the desert is consumed by a dramatic proliferation of animals introduced by the colonists and now left to their own devices. The country is experiencing an increase of all the extremes: sand storms, bush fires, droughts, flash floods, extreme temperatures, poor soil, lack of drinking water… with a 0.9°C temperature increase since 1910, the continent fights daily with climate change. The inhabitants arm themselves against the elements: important ocean water desalinization factories to produce drinking water and thus fight against drought; the reintroduction of burning methods practiced by the aborigines in the past; and livestock farmers’ methods’ aiming at being more environmentally friendly. Faced with urgency, the government sends scientists to converse with the aborigines for a sharing of know-how. They discover some of their secrets.