Global Environmental Crime Watch
From the creative team of former Wall Street Journal global environmental reporter Bill Paul and Emmy-awarding-winning graphic artist and producer, Alton Christensen comes Global Environmental CrimeWatch (GECW), a new groundbreaking news program that…
From the creative team of former Wall Street Journal global environmental reporter Bill Paul and Emmy-awarding-winning graphic artist and producer, Alton Christensen comes Global Environmental CrimeWatch (GECW), a new groundbreaking news program that reports on and analyzes the greatest crime of the 21st century -- environmental crime.
No other news program focuses exclusively on environmental crime, a vast and rapidly-growing criminal enterprise increasingly under the thumb of ruthless gangs and corrupt officials. GECW pulls viewers into this global war against nature and man, laying bare how eco-criminals seize upon weak laws and under-resourced law enforcement agencies to:
* feed a global black market for valuable endangered species and trees used by unscrupulous purveyors of folk medicines, furniture, works of art, fashionable clothing, exotic pets, and more;
* illegally label, transport and dispose of toxic and dangerous chemicals and other substances, poisoning the air, sea and land, and endangering the lives of the disadvantaged people whose communities are being turned into dumping grounds;
* flaunt national and international laws, treaties and regulations governing fish catches, pollution control, and more.
GECW shows how anyone who stands up to the eco-gangs -- from wildlife rangers in Africa to indigenous tribes in South Africa to investigative journalists in Asia -- risks intimidation and death.
While there is nothing funny about environmental crime, it does have a lighter side, which GECW also explores in each episode.
For Paul, GECW is an extension of his past work, not only as a Wall Street Journal staff reporter, but also as a CNBC special energy correspondent, as well as of his current work as Editor of Earth Preservers, the environmental news and education site that Education World said is “among the best” of all news sites aimed at young people.