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Explore The Science Of Climate Change With GPB

Composer Ludovico Einaudi plays his original piano piece "Elegy for the Arctic" from a man-made arctic stage, surrounded by crumbling glaciers.

World leaders, scientists, climate activists and others are gathering in New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit taking place on Monday, September 23. The purpose of the summit is to showcase concrete plans of action to implement the Paris Agreement and to generate the political momentum needed to make the goals outlined in the agreement a reality.

While the challenge may be daunting, GPB and PBS offer a variety of streaming programs available to help viewers arm themselves with knowledge. Take a look below at a few programs aimed at explaining this complicated issue, examining the effects of climate change in Georgia and around the world, and  highlighting the work being done by governments and individuals to combat climate change.

 

Georgia Outdoors: The Rising Sea

The GPB original series Georgia Outdoors looks at how climate change and rising sea levels are affecting the Georgia coast. In addition to following storm preparation and clean up efforts in the aftermath of recent hurricanes, host Sharon Collins speaks to Georgians directly impacted by climate change, those researching the issue and others working to address it. 

 

Sinking Cities

As the earth warms, sea levels rise and super-storms become more frequent and intense, many of the world’s major coastal cities may soon be under water. Sinking Cities explores how four global cities are coming to grips with the real-time effects of rising seas and extreme weather.

 

Climate Artists

Follow teen poets, an arctic composer, garden dancers, ice painters, and a deep sea sculptor in a cinematic series that tells the story of climate change, while engaging the senses and sparking urgency and compassion on a uniquely human level. Available to stream on GPB Passport.

 

Earth Focus

Earth Focus is an environmental news magazine featuring investigative reports and in-depth stories about our changing environment and how it affects people around the world. Available to stream on GPB Passport.

 

Hot Mess

Hot Mess is a show about how climate change impacts all of us, and about how we can create a better future for our planet and ourselves.