NOVA uncovers climate change in Decoding the Weather Machine | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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NOVA, a production of WGBH Boston, is aiming to cut through the confusion regarding climate change and help define the way forward in a special two-hour documentary: Decoding the Weather Machine.

nova 16 april 2018Decoding the Weather Machine from WGBH examines why this latest warming trend is different from other cycles in Earth’s history, and shows the evidence that we are the culprit. The film traces the pioneering explorations to understand our changing climate, which began more than 200 years ago, and reveals how scientists established carbon dioxide levels in the air as a major driver of climate and a key factor in regulating Earth’s thermostat. By burning fossil fuels, we humans have changed the composition of the atmosphere, which is now trapping more heat. The documentary then analyses how the other key parts of the climate system — the land, sea, ice — will respond, which will determine how much our climate will change, and the impacts.

Viewers can join scientists around the globe, including geologists, ecologists, polar scientists, marine biologists and others, as they explore the dynamics of the air, land, sea and ice — the major components of Earth’s weather and climate machine — and follow the innovators developing new ways to be resilient, and even thrive, in the face of enormous change.

“Climate change is one of the defining public issues of our times, yet public uncertainty about the science still abounds,” said Paula Apsell, senior executive producer of NOVA. “Decoding the Weather Machine takes viewers on one of the greatest scientific adventures of all time to understand the workings of our planet, what to expect in the future and what we can do about it.”