BBC Climate Change: The Facts (57:42)After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. Interviews with some of the world’s leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They also reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.
HBO Gasland Part II (02:05:25)Gasland Part II is a provocative follow-up to filmmaker Josh Fox’s award-winning feature debut Gasland. The new film continues to explore the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, arguing how dangerous the process is, and how pervasive the gas industry’s influence on public policy has become. Tempered by Fox’s trademark dark humor, the film shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most divisive environmental issues facing our nation today. Gasland Part II pierces prevailing myths by arguing how and why fracked wells leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the Earth’s climate with methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. It also sheds light on the global consequences of fracking, as more and more countries are following the U.S.’s lead in drilling for gas.
Human Impact on Ecosystems (09:16)Humans have caused massive changes to the natural balance of ecosystems around the globe. This clip examines some of the most dramatic and destructive ways in which people have impacted ecosystems, covering climate change, pollution, deforestation, and introduced species.
Melting Point (54:41)In September 2017, the front of the Pine Island glacier in the Antarctic Peninsula cracked, creating one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded. Less than a year later, June 2018 saw Europe experience an unprecedented heat wave, which set record temperatures even in the north of Siberia. The sea ice in the Arctic region has shrunk dramatically in recent years. These facts are just some of the latest and most shocking consequences as the silent menace of global warming threatens the entire planet.
National Geographic Bill Nye's Global Meltdown (44:12)Bill Nye, the famous science guy, is feeling down. He’s visiting his therapist – Dr. Arnold Schwarzenegger – wondering why he just doesn’t feel like himself. He feels as if a horrible weight is on his shoulders, and life seems so empty, so meaningless. The therapist listens sympathetically, and diagnoses the cause: Bill is suffering from grief. Climate change grief.
National Geographic The Last Ice (01:21:12)For centuries, Inuit in the Arctic have lived on and around the frozen ocean. Now, as climate change is rapidly melting the sea ice between Canada and Greenland, development here threatens to upset the delicate balance between their communities, land and wildlife.
PBS Extinction: The Facts (53:49)With a million species at risk of extinction, Sir David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all, threatening food and water security, undermining our ability to control our climate and even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.
PBS Sinking Cities Series (4 Titles)As the earth warms, sea levels rise, and super-storms become more frequent and intense, many major coastal cities will soon be under water. Sinking Cities shows New York, London, Tokyo and Miami preparing for the real-time impact of rising seas and devising colossal new construction projects, and groundbreaking solutions aimed at securing their future.
Years of Living Dangerously Series (9 episodes)This Emmy Award-winning 9-part documentary series explores the global human impact of climate change, from the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East. Executive Produced by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the programs feature celebrity investigators alongside well-known journalists with a background in environmental reportage. These "correspondents" travel to areas around the world affected by global warming, to interview experts, skeptics, and the ordinary people affected by, and seeking solutions to, the impacts of climate change. The celebrities include Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn and Schwarzenegger. The journalists include Lesley Stahl, Thomas Friedman, Chris Hayes and Mark Bittman. The final episode includes Friedman's interview of President Barack Obama.
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