Earth: The Operators' Manual

Mon, 04/23/2012 - 8:00pm

Pictured: DP Art Howard filming prototype wind and solar installations at the Army's National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

Credit: Courtesy of Anne Belle Peevey

An operators manual helps keep your car or computer running at peak performance. Earth science can do the same for the planet.

Join geologist Richard Alley as he travels the world, from New Zealand to China, Brazil, Spain and Morocco with stops in New Orleans, Texas and military bases in California to report on the interconnected stories of humans and fossil fuels, Earth's climate history and our future energy options. Earth: The Operators' Manual airs Monday, April 23, 2012 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524).