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The Weather Channel television network in the US has debuted its latest immersive mixed reality (IMR) segment, this time focussed on climate change.

weather channel 10 april 2019Hosted by on-camera meteorologist Jen Carfagno, the segment informs viewers on the reality of sea level rise by taking them to the future and back again to show what some American cities may face in the years to come should warning signs be ignored.

“Ice is vanishing and sea levels are rising as the average global temperatures continue to rise,” the network said in an announcement. “Powered by immersive mixed reality technology, The Weather Channel takes viewers to the future and back again to bring the reality of sea level rise to America’s doorstep — and beyond. Witness the harsh realities of what some American cities may face should the warning signs be ignored or take a look at the present day where the impacts are already far too real.”

This is the latest segment  from The Weather Channel that uses the proprietary IMR technology. Previously released IMR segments include a tornado virtually destroying TWC HQ, storm surge flooding the studios, a wildfire overtaking a field and a deadly ice storm. Using advanced, real-time graphic renderings and visual effects with Frontier powered by Unreal Engine, the Weather Channel is using this new method of broadcast presentation for real-time immersive storytelling on an increasing basis. By 2020, the network plans to use IMR technology in 80% of its programming.