Hot on the heels of the release of Netflix’s Our Planet comes what is being hailed as ‘a landmark film’. Climate Change: The facts is said to deliver an unflinching exploration of what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for human populations, what is likely to happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees and if major reductions in CO2 emissions are not made in the next decade.
Part of the Our Planet Matters series and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Climate Change: The facts airs on Thursday 18 April at 9pm on BBC One. Surely not one to be missed?
And if you’re in the mood for some more small screen sustainability, we recommend the following:
Plastic China – Banned in China, this documentary tells the story of a family that scrapes by working to sort plastic waste.
A Plastic Whale – Focusing on a dead whale whose stomach was full of plastic bags and packaging, this Sky documentary looks for possible environmental solutions and forms part of its supprt for its Ocean Rescue campaign.
A Plastic Ocean – Craig Leeson investigates the environmental impacts of ocean plastic waste.
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Angela Sun’s journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Terrifying stuff.
Wasteland – This documentary shows the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Artist Vik takes the viewer from the world’s largest landfill site outside Rio to international art stardom. He collaborates with the pickers who live and work in the rubbish.
How to Change the World – This chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s nuclear bomb tests in Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement with the birth of Greenpeace.
Stacey Dooley Investigates Fashion’s Dirty Little Secret – The Strictly 2018 winner investigates the shocking environmental impact caused by our insatiable appetite for cheap clothing.