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In Our Time - Climate Change

Melvyn Bragg
With Sir John Houghton, Co-Chair of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change - the United Nations’ global warming science committee; George Monbiot, environmentalist, journalist and Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bristol University.
Environmental Studies
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TV Documentaries


Frozen Planet - 02 Spring

BBC
Spring arrives in the polar regions, and the sun appears after an absence of five months; warmth and life return to these magical ice worlds - the greatest seasonal transformation on our planet is underway.
Environmental Studies

Frozen Planet - 03 Summer

BBC
It is high summer in the polar regions, and the sun never sets. Vast hordes of summer visitors cram a lifetime of drama into one long, magical day; they must feed, fight and rear their young in this brief window of plenty.
Environmental Studies

Frozen Planet - 04 Autumn

BBC
For the animals in the polar regions, autumn means dramatic battles and epic journeys. Time is running out - the Arctic Ocean is freezing over and the sea ice is advancing at 2.5 miles per day around Antarctica.
Environmental Studies

Frozen Planet - 05 Winter

BBC
There is no greater test for life than winter, as temperatures plummet to 70 below and winds reach 200kph. Darkness and ice extend across the polar regions and only a few remarkable survivors gamble on remaining.
Environmental Studies







Horizon - Global Weirding

BBC
In the past few years we have shivered through two record-breaking cold winters and parts of the country have experienced intense droughts and torrential floods. It is a pattern that appears to be playing out across the globe.
Environmental Studies


Horizon - The Fallout from Chernobyl

BBC
In 1992 the nuclear industry celebrated its 50th anniversary and the report on the accident at Chernobyl claimed there was no evidence of long term health effects. Within months, a team of western scientists presented a very different picture with evidence of an epidemic of thyroid cancers in local children.
Environmental Studies

How Earth Made Us - Human Planet

BBC
It's easy to think of the human impact on the planet as a negative one, but as this programme discovers, this isn't always the case.It is clear that humans have unprecedented control over many of the planet's geological cycles; the question is, how will the human race use this power?
Environmental Studies

How Earth Made Us - Part 01: Deep Earth

BBC
Professor Iain Stewart tells the epic story of how geology, geography and climate have influenced mankind.In this first episode, Iain explores the relationship between the deep Earth and the development of human civilisation. He visits an extraordinary crystal cave in Mexico, drops down a hole in the Iranian desert and crawls through seven-thousand-year-old tunnels in Israel.
Environmental Studies



How Earth Made Us - Part 05 : Water

BBC
Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history.This time he explores our complex relationship with water. Visiting spectacular locations in Iceland, the Middle East and India, Iain shows how control over water has been central to human existence.
Environmental Studies

Human Planet - Deserts - Life in the Furnace

BBC
We can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water: it is the essential element of life. Yet many millions of us live in parched deserts around the world. In the second episode of Human Planet, we discover how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges - and ingenious solutions - in the driest places on Earth.
Environmental Studies




Inside Nature's Giants: Polar Bear

Channel 4
The team join Inuit hunters and scientists studying polar bears off the coast of Greenland. Polar bears have become a symbol of climate change as their habitat is threatened. And, at the top of the food chain, they are especially vulnerable to physiological side effects from man-made pollutants.
Environmental Studies