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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 2: Bangladesh and Bhutan

Summary

Ade Adepitan visits Bangladesh's Ganges delta, which is under threat from increasingly extreme weather, and joins a government effort to plant huge new areas with mangroves to defend the low-lying country from tidal surges. He then travels to the kingdom of Bhutan to discover how melting Himalayan glaciers affect the entire world, but also hears from the prime minister how his country has become carbon negative.
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Review

Land around the Ganges Delta has always been vulnerable to the movements of the sea but for many in Bangladesh life is now hanging by a thread. Farms have been totally submerged, villages are cut off – despite valiant attempts to protect them with sandbags – as the soil around them is washed away, while unpredictable weather has reduced the rice harvest by 75 per cent. No wonder so many migrate to the capital, even though it means living in squalor.

Ade Adepitan meets the people who are finding ingenious ways to slow the effects of climate change. Shockingly, this is not the only country where this is happening.

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DirectorEric McFarland
Executive producerMike Radford
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  • Episode 2

    Bangladesh and Bhutan

    Summary

    Ade Adepitan visits Bangladesh's Ganges delta, which is under threat from increasingly extreme weather, and joins a government effort to plant huge new areas with mangroves to defend the low-lying country from tidal surges. He then travels to the kingdom of Bhutan to discover how melting Himalayan glaciers affect the entire world, but also hears from the prime minister how his country has become carbon negative.
    Recommended

    Review

    Land around the Ganges Delta has always been vulnerable to the movements of the sea but for many in Bangladesh life is now hanging by a thread. Farms have been totally submerged, villages are cut off – despite valiant attempts to protect them with sandbags – as the soil around them is washed away, while unpredictable weather has reduced the rice harvest by 75 per cent. No wonder so many migrate to the capital, even though it means living in squalor.

    Ade Adepitan meets the people who are finding ingenious ways to slow the effects of climate change. Shockingly, this is not the only country where this is happening.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterAde Adepitan

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorEric McFarland
    Executive producerMike Radford
    Series producerEric McFarland
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