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Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline

  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Science

Summary

Ade Adepitan travels to the frontline of climate change. He discovers how life is being affected even now and scours the globe for potential solutions.

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Episode 1: The Solomon Islands and Australia

Summary

Ade Adepitan scours the globe for solutions to environmental problems, examining the natural and technological fixes that can help people slow the rate of decline and adapt to shifts already taking place. He begins in the Solomon Islands and then travels down the east coast of Australia from the Great Barrier Reef to Tasmania, learning about the `feminisation' of green turtles and coming face-to-face with the terror of a bushfire.
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Review

In 2019 Ade Adepitan travelled around the world to report on the effect of climate change. And yes, he is aware that by flying he’s adding to the problem. 

What he finds is shocking: an island in the Solomon Sea that ten years ago was covered with a forest has now disappeared — only a bough pokes up above the waves. Green turtles may die out because the warmed-up sand means that only 1% of eggs that hatch are males. Australia’s devastating drought has resulted in livestock starving and farmers taking their own life while carbon-absorbing kelp is dying out.

It’s depressing viewing despite Ade’s naturally positive outlook.

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PresenterAde Adepitan

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DirectorOlly Bootle
Executive producerMike Radford
Series producerOlly Bootle

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  • Episode 1

    The Solomon Islands and Australia

    Summary

    Ade Adepitan scours the globe for solutions to environmental problems, examining the natural and technological fixes that can help people slow the rate of decline and adapt to shifts already taking place. He begins in the Solomon Islands and then travels down the east coast of Australia from the Great Barrier Reef to Tasmania, learning about the `feminisation' of green turtles and coming face-to-face with the terror of a bushfire.
    Recommended

    Review

    In 2019 Ade Adepitan travelled around the world to report on the effect of climate change. And yes, he is aware that by flying he’s adding to the problem. 

    What he finds is shocking: an island in the Solomon Sea that ten years ago was covered with a forest has now disappeared — only a bough pokes up above the waves. Green turtles may die out because the warmed-up sand means that only 1% of eggs that hatch are males. Australia’s devastating drought has resulted in livestock starving and farmers taking their own life while carbon-absorbing kelp is dying out.

    It’s depressing viewing despite Ade’s naturally positive outlook.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterAde Adepitan

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorOlly Bootle
    Executive producerMike Radford
    Series producerOlly Bootle
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