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Decoding the Weather Machine: The Case for Climate Change and its Effects
February 25, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Widespread Droughts and Wildfires. Pervasive Heat.
Extreme Rainfall. Disastrous Hurricanes.
Something is definitely up with the weather. And the vast majority of scientists agree that this trend toward unusual and extreme weather is not just a coincidence. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter, more erratic. Climate change is arguably the defining challenge of our time, yet widespread misunderstanding and misinformation have hampered the public’s ability to understand the science and address the issue.
In this 2-part documentary, NOVA cuts through the confusion and helps define the way forward. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing and that human activity is the cause? How will climate change affect us through the weather we experience, and when? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the globe on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how they are finding that we can be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change.