Human Footprint: Top Predator
Humans have become the greatest predator Earth has ever seen
Human Footprint is a new six-part science documentary that explores all the ways humans are transforming the planet – the good, bad and not-so-great. This science-travel show fusion series takes viewers from high-tech labs to primeval forests and from farms to the streets of New York City to examine what those transformations tell us about who we are as a species.
Each episode of Human Footprint is built on a foundation of science and its biggest lessons are about human nature. In the premiere episode, the focus was on invasive species and how humans decide what does and does not belong.
Now it turns its attention to another way humans transform the planet – as predators.
Our biology, culture, technology, and economy have turned our species into the greatest predator the world has ever seen. From Yellowstone to Mozambique, Shane explores our global impact as Earth’s top predator.
In 4.5 billion years, our planet has never experienced anything quite like us – humans are no ordinary organism. Even our most basic needs – food, water and shelter – place a huge burden on the planet’s resources.
Through Shane’s interviews with an eclectic cast of people, Human Footprint discovers the complex motivation behind our impacts and unveils opportunities for a less lopsided co-existence.
Watch Human Footprint on WITF TV Wednesdays at 9pm, or live stream it through the PBS or WITF app. Stream each episode for free for four weeks after its television debut. Top Predator premieres on July 12 at 9pm and is available to stream for free starting July 13 through August 10.
If you missed episode one, Strangers in Paradise is available to stream for free now through August 3.