Surviving Hothouse Earth
screenable online: 3 episodes
Our planet’s climate has always undergone changes, but for the first time, humanity is determining these developments. Even as politicians struggle to find measures to limit global warming, many climate researchers now assume that our Earth could be headed for a new hothouse period.
The series investigates our planet’s distant past to understand its present and unravel our future. Researchers are looking at previous hot periods in Earth’s history to find clues to how we could survive in the future.
Each episode covers a separate topic: oceans, land, civilization. Cinematic shots of nature, landscapes, and urban life are combined with interviews with international experts. Animated maps, visualizations of climate data and satellite image-based animations help to understand complex scientific concepts and imagine life in a hothouse period.