David Suzuki's Andean Adventure

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<p>Should nature have rights, just like humans? David Suzuki sets off on an "Andean Adventure", to see first-hand the places that just may represent the cutting edge when it comes to taking on the world&#8217;s energy, climate and economic crises. From Ecuador comes a revolutionary proposal to not dig for oil. Below what may be the most biodiverse place on Earth lie oil deposits worth billions of dollars. But Ecuador has promised the world that with some help, it will leave that oil in the ground, to combat climate change. Ecuador's new constitution is also the first in the world to grant rights to nature. Over in Bolivia, the country is embarking on a high-stakes gamble to develop the Earth's largest reserves of lithium, the "green gold" found within the country's spectacular salt flats. The plan is that in a few years Bolivia will produce not only tons of lithium for the growing electric car market, but the actual lithium batteries that power those cars, too. Inspired in part by the indigenous peoples of the Andes, both countries are forging new paths towards what they call "living well".<br></p>
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