Man on Earth

Series 1 - 3. Killer Climate

About this programme

3/4. Tony Robinson investigates the ruins of three civilisations over the past 2,000 years to ask what made them more vulnerable to climate catastrophe than the ones that survived. In the jungles of Central America, he learns about the effect of a decades-long drought on the Mayans, while Dr Joy Singarayer visits Greenland to discover how a mini ice age in the 13th century wiped out the Vikings. In the deserts of America's southwest, Dr Jago Cooper explores the crisis that made the inhabitants of cliff cities homeless.

Cast and crew


Tony Robinson


Tom Stubberfield
Executive Producer
Philip Clarke
Series Producer
Simon Raikes