October 17th, 2007
09:57 PM ET

Planet in Peril – Your Opinion

If you haven't heard by now, CNN is debuting a special documentary called Planet in Peril next week. It's going to explore environmental concerns around the globe, and promises to be two great nights of television. 

We've been running video explainers about the topics covered in the doc on CNN Student News, and we asked for your thoughts about the program, and a number of you responded. A special thanks to the students from Bonney Lake, Washington!

And one teenager from Massachusetts, Casey Ehrlich, also sent us some pics of her great environmental outreach project: blankettheglobe.net. You can see more photos here.

A few more plugs for PIP: It has stunning HD photography, some cool music by R.E.M., and (guess what?) FREE curriculum perfect for your classroom, including pre-and post-viewing discussion questions.

Also, if you sign up for our free daily newsletter, you'll receive a Planet in Peril world map poster. (while supplies last)

This project is HUGE, and we're pretty proud to be a part of it. Be sure to check it out Oct. 23-24, 9 p.m. ET. And let us know what you think.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Rebecca

    I just want to say something about Dala Laima in Oct 18th's program
    It's well known that Tibet belongs to China,
    But Dalai Lama wants Tibet to be independent, NO ONE in China would let it happen
    What US did seems to encourage Dalai Lama to do so
    It's obvious that US did interfere China's internal affairs!
    I HOPE CNN would not mislead the audiences from all over the world!

    October 18, 2007 at 10:17 am |
  2. Raven

    I'd love to be a part of Planet in Peril!! I love the idea.

    :-)Shoutout to East Middle School in Ypsi Michigan!!! We watch CNN Student News every day in Social Studies.

    October 18, 2007 at 1:49 pm |
  3. Zach

    I think this is going to be a great show to show everybody what is happening to our planet right now and what will happen in the future

    October 18, 2007 at 3:40 pm |
  4. Wagner

    Congratualtions, students news is the best tv program on internet. My name is Wagner, I'm from Brazil, and I use this program from improve my listening. Thanks for help me.

    October 18, 2007 at 4:38 pm |
  5. Thomas

    It will be the best thing to see on CNN because everyone is going to watch it.

    October 19, 2007 at 7:16 pm |
  6. kennedy

    I think global warming Is very bad. Think of all the polar bears!

    October 23, 2007 at 10:21 am |
  7. Jordan

    I hope the movie reaches out to many people and makes them realize how bad the course is for the world. Right now, our world is doing a nose-dive, and fast. If we keep up what we're doing, humanity's end won't be too far into the future. Increased global warming, deforestation, ice cap melting, and ozone depletion are getting to be too much of a problem to ignore. I hope this movie has a broad, deep impact on the world.

    October 23, 2007 at 9:05 pm |
  8. Renee'

    I think that Global warming is caused FULLY by humans. Think of all the pollutants in the air that we desperse through the air everyday.

    October 25, 2007 at 4:33 pm |
  9. Farida

    I just heard about the oil spill in the San Francisco Bay area, I must say I am appalled that we humans can be so non-challant and careless with our environment. Does anyone realize that this entire planet runs like a well oiled machine (no pun intended) and the slightest changes can throw off not just the environment but also human kind's state of well being? Earth is based on a food chain conectivity, and each one of the animal species that go extinct has a direct and detrimental affect on human kind. If we slowly break down the order of the animal species, what will become of us? Perhaps cannibals some day?? I just think we should really reconsider our priorities as the caretakers of this beautiful earth that we have been so generously blessed with.

    November 9, 2007 at 11:41 am |