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Title Dateline: Primate Change/Suspended Animation/Interview With George Monbiot
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary PRIMATE CHANGEPalm oil is found in many of the products we use every day, like food, cosmetics and toiletries, but in Indonesian Borneo, there are concerns its production is endangering the orang-utan and significantly contributing to global warming.The evidence has been uncovered by reporter Raphael Rowe from the BBC's Panorama program. He found rainforest trees being cut down illegally, destroying the animals' habitat, and palm oil planting on protected land, although the company concerned, Duta Palma, says it's done nothing illegal.Even the Indonesian government admits that 50,000 orang-utans have died as a result of deforestation in recent years, but with the palm oil industry worth AU$8.3 billion a year to the country, it's proving a controversial issue.Consumers face a difficult choice too, because many products don't show that they contain palm oil, and some companies say they don't even know if their palm oil comes from legitimate sources.SUSPENDED ANIMATIONThe Japanese 'anime' animation industry is big business, worth $2 billion a year, but it's facing some major threats and many companies are turning to anime porn just to survive.The problems come from illegal downloading, which is hurting advertising sales, competition from Chinese and South Korean animators, and dwindling interest from anime's traditional audience of Japanese children.There's also concern that the anime porn depicts children in sexually explicit scenarios. One game is even called RapeLay and lets players choose their victim's age.Video journalist Adrian Brown looks at what the future could hold for the big-eyed heroes and heroines of anime in Japan.INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE MONBIOTThe world is a much smaller place than it used to be, with countries more intricately and intimately connected than ever before.And that, says environmentalist and author George Monbiot, is the problem; when a natural event like the eruption of Eyjafjallajvkull volcano on the remote island of Iceland is able to seize up international flight paths and wreak untold economic havoc round the world.For many commentators, this week's volcanic chaos was an early glimpse of what the world may look like when oil runs out.According to UK-based Monbiot, it proved evidence of a world reliant on an over-strained system - ultimately making the global financial crisis and a blast of nature's fury not too dissimilar.So what is his answer for a simpler world? Or will nature do the job before world leaders can? International current affairs hosted by George Negus. (An SBS Production) CC WS
Event Broadcast 2010-04-25 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Airlines -- Economic aspects.
Computer animation -- Technique.
Downloading of data -- Law and legislation.
Palm oil industry -- Social aspects.
Form Streaming video
Author Ashida, Toyoo, contributor
Brown, Adrian, reporter
Engel, Marc, contributor
Hashimoto, Kazumori, contributor
King, Justin, contributor
Matuzawa, Takasshi, contributor
Monbiot, George, contributor
Moriizumi, Naoto, contributor
Namiki, Yuichi, contributor
Negus, George, host
Rowe, Raphael, reporter
Sanchez, Karmele Llano, contributor
Smits, Willy, contributor
Suswono, H., contributor