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H2O: The Molecule that Made Us 3x55

Earth is alive because of liquid water and the success of our human story is intimately connected to our relationship with this simple molecule. But the growth of our civilizations has created a dangerous dependence on a precious resource that may be about to run out. This three-part series explores just how critical water is to our survival and the challenges that are facing us.

EPISODE ONE: PULSE

There’s an inseparable bond between water and life. But the world is changing and the pulse between the two is faltering. See how the flow of water is driven by its relationship with life.

EPISODE TWO: CIVILIZATIONS

Examine a new theory that puts water at the center of how humans first stood upright, see how civilizations are dictated by their relationship to rivers, learn how “virtual water” has hidden the consequences of excess water use, and more.

EPISODE THREE: CRISIS

What’s it like to live in a world without access to water? Investigate global changes in storms across America, the over-use of aquifers around the world, the “mining” of underground water for profit, and more.