Supersized Earth

8:00pm Wednesday 5 December on BBC ONE

In this final episode, Dallas examines what it takes to keep seven billion humans alive, in terms of energy, food and water.

Forty per cent of the Earth’s land surface is now devoted to growing food. To appreciate its sheer scale, Dallas paraglides over the world’s largest greenhouse array in the south coast of Spain and joins cowboys on Brazil’s largest cattle ranch, to help herd over 125,000 cattle. He visits Lake Mead in Las Vegas, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world to see how it’s helped us transform harsh desert into the bright lights of Las Vegas. He also joins the team building an artificial river from south to North China; currently the world’s biggest engineering project, it is an example of how we are remodelling our planet and constructing a man-made world tailored to our needs.

Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our word on an unprecedented scale in just a single generation.

In this awe-inspiring three-part series for BBC One, Dallas Campbell travels the globe, visiting the world’s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world.

8:00pm Wednesday 28 November on BBC ONE

In this second episode, Dallas explores how we are shrinking the planet, transforming our transport networks, and moving more objects around the globe faster.

He takes a treacherous walk along what will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world, flies a replica of the Wright Brothers’ glider from 1902, and is a passenger in one of the world’s fastest robot cars.

Dallas reveals the engineering marvels that keeps us on the move, from how to transport an object the size of Buckingham Palace half way around the world, to how we have created a permanent home beyond the atmosphere in space.

In this awe-inspiring three part series for BBC One, Dallas Campbell travels the globe, visiting the world’s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world.?

Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our world in just a single generation.

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Wednesday 21 November on BBC ONE

Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our world in just a single generation. In this awe-inspiring three-part series for BBC One, Dallas Campbell travels the globe, visiting the world’s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world.

In 1980, the tallest building on the planet was the Sears Towers in Chicago, and Dubai was a dusty strip of desert with a single highway. Fast forward 30 years and the world’s tallest building stands at more than 800 metres, cities like Las Vegas have sprawled across the desert and are home to millions, and China is the manufacturing capital of the world, with many of the fastest-growing cities on Earth. In just a single lifetime, humans have changed the face of the Earth on a scale unimaginable to our predecessors.

In this first episode, Dallas accesses some of the most amazing constructions on the planet, travelling from the glittering heights of the world’s tallest building in Dubai to the bustling favelas of Rio and to the planet’s biggest city of all – Tokyo.

On his journey, he undertakes some extraordinary feats, from dangling on a rope hundreds of metres above the ground to clean the windows of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to scuba-diving through Mexico City’s toxic sewage, in order to unblock the turbines keeping its failing system from total collapse.

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