Footage from the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Africa, the Alps, Bangladesh, India and China show the impacts of climate change on different parts of the world. The program also provides clear explanations of the processes that can cause climate change and gets students engaged in the debate about the extent to which these are caused naturally or are the result of human activity.
Can we really believe all the claims about climate change? In the wake of the final report into so-called 'Climategate' and the vicious row about the science behind climate change, this documentary goes back to basics to ask what we really know about our climate and how it will affect us, uncovering some surprising results.
What better way to open up the discussion about climate change than to send two very passionate and intelligent Australians, with opposing views, on a mutual journey of discovery around the globe. Each has the chance to track down whomever they like to help aid their side of the ongoing climate change debate.
With all of the pressing concerns regarding climate change, astrophysicist, Jess Bloom, weighs in some of the effects we're seeing now. Plus, is making our home on another planet our hope for the future That may not actually be the case and it's important to conserve the planet we inhabit now, but Jess discusses why she still thinks exploring space is something to get excited about. (Coarse language.)
In the 70s, the world seemed to be falling apart. From acid rain to overpopulation and resource depletion, ecological concerns were big news. And it was at this time that climate change first became a hot political issue.
World renowned climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer outlines the evidence for global warming.
Tim Flannery meets the Australian Institute of Marine Science's Eric Matson, who demonstrates how coral cores provide a record of environmental change.
David Attenborough evaluates the use of levees to resist Hurricane Katrina, examines the changing risk of bushfires in Australia, and reviews ways to control carbon emissions.
As the Trump administration pulls America out of international meetings on climate change, we visit communities who are already feeling its effects, and being forced to leave their homes. Climate change is often discussed as a problem that's coming, but in reality it's already here. Rising sea levels caused by global warming are, right now, forcing some Americans out of their homes, while others fear for the future of their communities. This week on Dateline, reporter Jeannette Francis meets Americans, from Alaska to South Beach, who are worried their cities and towns are at risk of going underwater.
In episode two, Climate Change, the Indigenous perspective on this serious environmental issue - one of our greatest threats to survival - is considered. Predictions of devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels are already beginning to unfold and our shared future will depend on our ability to adapt and find new ways of living in harmony with the environment. As the world's oldest surviving culture, and one which has lived the principles of environmental sustainability for thousands of years, Indigenous Australians offer a profound depth of traditional knowledge.
John Tierney, Kim Knowlton, Danielle Baussan and Les Knight discuss the money behind climate change: what it will take to fix it, and what's being spent to make sure it stays a debate.
Dallas Campbell discovers what makes people happy, while Liz Bonnin travels to Norway to investigate the latest technology for combating climate change. Jem Stansfield puts himself in harm's way in avalanche country, and Dr Yan Wong sets an optical illusion challenge for a meeting of the Women's Institute.
Climate chaos and global extremes are investigated. Included: El Nino systems and climate change.
The impact of climate change on the spread of disease and the affect on world health could be dramatic. In this episode we go to Jakarta, a sprawling city of 12 million people. It's also under threat from a new increase in dengue fever, for which there is no cure. Even rich countries are vulnerable. A deadly heat wave hit Chicago in 1995 killing hundreds of people. Hot Cities looks at the adaptation strategy Chicago has introduced to make sure it does not happen again.
A Kenyan love story from the front line of climate change.
Following I Can Change Your Mind About Climate, Tony Jones will be joined by Nick Minchin and Anna Rose in the studio for a live one-hour Q&A audience and viewer debate.
Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cuttingedge technologies to deal with climate change.
From Hollywood to Bollywood, we see how two of the world's great cities are already adapting. No city is more wedded to the car than Los Angeles. Once described as 72 suburbs in search of a city, it represents a life-style that people worldwide aspire to.
Lateline segment on Australia's deadly bout of extreme weather and the warning that there is more to come because of climate change.
Matthew Roberts demonstrates how he collects data to study changes to glaciers in Iceland on a visit to Solheimajokull Glacier, studying ablation rates to understand climate change.
Emma Johnston meets the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team, who are filming the Great Barrier Reef as a baseline record for monitoring climate change, with Google Street View.
Interesting science feature reports.
Panellists include: Baroness Susan Greenfield - Neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster, Greg Hunt - Minister for the Environment, Anthony Albanese - Shadow Infrastructure Minister, Laura John - 2014 Australian Youth Representative to the UN and James Paterson - Deputy Executive Director, Institute of Public Affairs.
Paris Climate Withdrawal Last week, the United States announced that it's pulling out of the Paris Agreement, a big plan designed to fight climate change. The news caused a massive reaction around the world. But what actually is the Paris Agreement and what might happen once the United States withdraws? Koala Concerns Scientists in New South Wales are worried about the effect rising sea levels and deforestation are having on Australia's koala population. We'll take a look at the latest research and find out what can be done to help this iconic Australian species. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive Year 4 Living things have life cycles Year 4 Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment Year 5 The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment Year 6 Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs Year 7 Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available Year 7 Uluru Street View For the first time, students will be able to virtually walk around Uluru, after Google's Street View site recently captured the massive rock in the heart of the Australia. The filming was done with permission and advice from local aboriginal elders and some sections of the rock weren't captured due to their cultural beliefs. Next week, we'll find out more about those beliefs and find out why this landmark holds such significance in this country. TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED Learning Areas - Science / Science Understanding / Earth and space science: Earth's surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity Year 4 Science / Science as a Human Endeavour / Use and influence of science: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions Year 4 HASS / Historical Knowledge and Understanding / First contacts: The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/ Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) and the implications for their daily lives. Year 4 HASS / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 1: Landforms and landscapes: The aesthetic, cultural and spiritual value of landscapes and landforms for people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Year 8 The different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features Year 8 The ways of protecting significant landscapes Year 8 Albinism Next Tuesday is International Albinism Day. Albinism is a rare condition that only affects around 1000 Australians. One of them is 13 year old Xander. So we asked him to tell us all about it. The BTN Welcome Book - Cover Artist announced Last year, Behind the News asked all Australian kids to draw pictures of welcome for all of the young refugees and migrants that arrive here to start a new life. Incredibly, more than 12,000 of you took part. We then selected about 100 of those beautiful pictures to be printed into a special book. On the 20th of June, we will officially unveil the book that all of you helped create. And as thanks, we'll also post a free eBook version on our website for you to download and enjoy. But first, in next week's show, we will reveal the BTN Welcome Book's front cover design and introduce you to the talented young artist who drew it.
Catalyst celebrates an incredible ten years on television with a retrospective of research and discovery in the first decade of this millennium.
In the final episode, America Ferrera profiles prominent climate sceptic James Taylor of the Heartland Institute as he crusades against clean energy, and investigates the battle over the future of renewable energy in the US. New York Times columnist Mark Bittman returns to conduct a yearlong investigation into natural gas, which has been touted as "America's energy source" and a way towards a cleaner, greener future.
Can one climate change scientist change the minds of a roomful of climate change sceptics? In late June Insight recorded this program with internationally renowned climate change scientist Stephen Schneider.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes shadows climate change denier, Republican Congressman Michael Grimm for a year in Staten Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and questions what he might have learned about climate change in the process. Meanwhile conservationist M. Sanjayan travels to the ends of the earth - including Christmas Island - to question some of the world's top climate scientists as they collect key data unlocking the past and future of our planet's changing climate.
The final film in the series reveals how the reef is crucially connected to the rest of the planet - and how climate change will affect it's future.
In this programme Sir David Attenborough looks into the future at the impact of climate change on both us and future generations. He also finds out what steps can be taken to save the planet from dramatic change, as the Climate Chaos series continues.
Bangladesh is one of the countries most seriously affected by climate change. It is constantly battered by cyclones, coastal surges, overflowing rivers and violent downpours. Climate refugees from across the country are pouring into the capital, Dhaka. But Bangladesh is fighting back. In rural areas communities are developing new and ingenious ways of coping with climate change to help people survive, easing the pressure on the country's capital.
Four Corners brings you the views of distinguished former members of the US military and senior policy makers who warn that climate change is not only real, it's a threat to global security. They say climate change is impacting on vital resources, migration patterns and conflict zones. The film analyses the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, and the rise of groups like ISIS and how these experts believe climate change is already acting as a catalyst for conflict. Director Jared P Scott explores how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather and rising sea-levels can act as accelerants of instability. These Pentagon insiders say a failure to tackle climate change, conducting 'business as usual', would lead to profound consequences.
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