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 to 2 degrees, most climate researchers now assume that this goal is no longer relevant and that the Earth is heading for a new Hothouse period. By the end of this century, the prognosis is that the average temperature could rise up to 4 degrees higher than before the industrial revolution.
Taking a different approach than most programs that deal with the issue of climate change, this mini-series takes a look into our planet’s distant past in order to understand its present and unravel our future. Researchers are increasingly looking at previous Hothouse periods in the Earth’s history to find clues to how we could survive in the future.
Each of the three episodes addresses a separate topic, covering Oceans, Land, and Habitats. Cinematic shots of nature, landscapes, and urban life will be combined with interviews with international experts and various graphic levels. Animated maps, visualizations of climate data, satellite image-based animations, and CGI elements will help viewers understand complex scientific concepts and imagine life in a Hothouse period.