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Humanity from Space

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Watch Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10pm on WMHT TV


Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. From the perspective of space, this two-hour special uses mind-boggling data and CGI to disclose the breathtaking extent of humanity’s influence, revealing how we’ve transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity. A trip through 12,000 years of development, the documentary shows how seemingly small flashes of innovation – innovations that touch all of us in ways unimaginable to our ancestors – have changed the course of civilization. As our global population soars, the program considers the challenges humanity will face in order to survive.

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