It seems like every other day there's a new study that says the planet is heating up, and we're to blame.
But it's hard to really understand how each one of us, as individuals, contributed to the problem, just by getting through our busy days and enjoying the fruits of prosperity.
Now a new documentary from National Geographic, The Human Footprint, breaks down the impact of an American boy and girl on the environment, from the cradle to the grave.
The facts are dire. What we choose to do about it is another story.
Listen to an On Point discussion about how each individual American leaves a mark on the planet.
Are you confused when newspapers, scientists, environmentalists, and maybe your neighbors, say that you are the problem?Â Do you want to know how exactly you're doing your little part to destroy the planet?Â Does it help you to know which switch you flip in your kitchen does more harm or less harm to the environment?