This urgent and important series charts six key wildlife habitats adapting to the challenges of our climate crisis over the next seven years. Global conservationist M. Sanjayan starts in California as it suffers the longest dry period in a thousand years, now on Passport. Watch Changing Planet and other passport titles here.
Over 100 years before the COVID-19 pandemic set off a nationwide wave of fear and anti-Asian sentiment, an outbreak of bubonic plague in San Francisco's Chinatown unleashed a similar crisis. Fearing the city would become the American epicenter of the bubonic plague, health officials drew on racist pseudoscience to cover up the threat and protect San Francisco's burgeoning economy. Public health officer Rupert Blue ultimately proved that flea-infested rats, rather than the "foreign" habits of the Chinese, were the real reason the disease persisted.
Trace the fight to develop mental illness standards rooted in empirical science rather than dogma. Learn how science and societal factors are deeply entwined with our ever-shifting definitions and diagnoses of mental health and illness.