Over the last few years it has been clear to see that Britain's weather has become quite a bit more extreme, especially the winter season. The winter of 2014 was the wettest on record, with deadly storms battering Britain for months, causing misery for millions with many costal towns seeing a dramatic increase in flooding and before this there was a run of cold winters, record breaking temperature
Moorland, Somerset, an English village like any other. But last year this quite ordinary place had an extraordinary experience. It was the wettest winter in 250 years. Storms brought misery to large parts of the country, but nowhere was hit worse hit than the Somerset Levels. In the space of 24 hours a lot of people from the area lost everything, their homes and lives were washed away. The area
Vice have just entered their third season on HBO and the first episode in the series is all about climate change and how it is affecting our oceans. Founder of Vice, Shane Smith travels to Antarctica in order to see first hand how the rise in global temperature is increasing the overall melt rate of the largest ice mass on Earth. Antarctica itself holds 90% of the worlds ice and 70% of it's freshw
One of the biggest issues facing us humans today is Climate change but even still our political systems refuse to take action in order to reduce the overall damage we do. This films asks how will this change in climate affect Ireland and where does the country fit in with the overall global picture. By asking some of the leading environmental scientists, writers and activists, "Drop in the Ocean"
Chasing Ice follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he sets out across the Arctic in order to deploy several cameras, specifically designed to capture time-lapse footage with the goal of documenting how the landscape is changing over time due to the rapid melting of the world's glaciers.
This hour long documentary film which was written and directed by Garrett Graham in collaboration with the Tar Sands Blockade demonstrates how in 2012, landowners and environmental activists from all over Texas came together in a bid to prevent a proposed oil pipeline from being built, it features exclusive footage that was filmed by the protestors themselves and demonstrates the true hazards and
In the 1950's the scientists who created the atomic bomb offered a promise, by splitting the atom we could have an unlimited supply of electricity that could end pollution and bring peace to the world forever but after the disaster in Japan that dream has never looked more like a nightmare. Today as the world grows increasingly desperate for clean energy a new breed of engineers and energy geek
A tornado of swirling flames, the most spectacular lightning show on earth, an inferno in the outback and a volcano blowing smoke rings all of which are covered in this film by weatherman Alex Beresford. He helps to explain some of the weirdest weather encountered.
Stephen Fry loves Louisiana. Four months after the BP oil spill, dubbed the worst ecological disaster in the history of America, Fry returns to the Deep South together with zoologist Mark Carwardine, to see what the impact has been on the people, the vast wetlands and the species that live there. What they find both surprises and divides the travelling duo.