If you want to learn more about the science and impacts of climate change, then there are a great range of documentaries out there that you can watch. Here are a few of our favourites:
Life at 50 Degrees C (2021)
Life at 50 Degrees C (BBC Iplayer): If you think climate change is something to worry about in the future, think again. In many parts of the world, the worst affects of climate change are already here. With 2021 set to be one of the hottest years on record, this film reveals how extreme temperatures around the world are wreaking havoc on nature, forcing climate migration, causing water shortages and triggering dangerous health conditions. By following people in seven countries, it also shows the resourcefulness and resilience of many communities as they struggle to adapt and survive.
Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet (2021)
Breaking Boundaries (Netflix): David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström examine Earth’s biodiversity collapse and how this crisis can still be averted.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) and An Inconvenient Sequel (2017)
An Inconvenient Truth (Available on Amazon) is a 2006 American concert/documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to educate people about global warming. The film features a slide show that, by Gore’s own estimate, he has presented over 1,000 times to audiences worldwide.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Available on Amazon) is a 2017 American documentary film about former United States Vice President Albert A. Gore Jr.’s continuing mission to battle climate change. The film addresses the progress made to tackle the problem and Gore’s global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of 2016’s Paris Agreement.
Climate Change: The Facts (2019)
Climate Change: The Facts (BBC iPlayer) 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.