A new and “urgent” documentary about climate change and its effects on our planet has been announced by BBC One. Climate Change – The Facts will be presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the voice behind many documentaries, including the highly acclaimed Blue Planet II.
In order to provide an accurate image of the global threats posed by climate change, the documentary will combine footage that reveals the devastating impact this has already had on our planet and interviews with the world’s leading climatologists and meteorologists. The science behind some of the most extreme weather conditions that we had faced in recent years will also be forensically unpacked.
At the opening ceremony of the United Nations climate change conference last December, Sir David called climate change “humanity’s greatest threat in thousands of years”. As well as affecting our planet, climate change is also affecting human populations.
Viewers will be presented with possible solutions to approach this issue, which include innovative technologies and actions that are already being put in place by governments and industries around the world. Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s director of content, admitted that “there is a real hunger from audiences to find out more about climate change and understand the facts.”
“We have a trusted guide in Sir David Attenborough, who will be speaking to the challenging issues that it raises, and present an engaging and informative look at one of the biggest issues of our time,” added Charlotte.
When Sir David started his career in the mid-1950s, he never thought humans were doing anything that could affect the natural world. He says in the documentary that even though the situation sounds frightening, “the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.”
Climate Change – The Facts will be broadcast this spring.