Legendary naturalist David Attenborough (pictured) will front a documentary about climate change for UK pubcaster BBC1 under its ‘Our Planet Matters’ banner.
The hour-long Climate Change: The Facts special will provide a look at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. The documentary will include footage of climate change’s devastation on our planet and what it means for the human population, as well as the potential outcomes of what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees in the next decade.
The one-off will also delve into possible solutions for tackling the global threat via innovation and technology; and looks at what government, industry and those at the grassroots level are doing to address global warming.
All of BBC’s environment and climate-focused programming will sit under its ‘Our Planet Matters’ banner. Additional programming housed under this on-going strand includes Blue Planet Live, which explores the health of the world’s oceans and marine life, and Blue Planet UK. Upcoming programs will explore subjects such as plastics, over-population and meat production.
Climate Change: The Facts is executive produced by Sacha Baveystock and the producer/director is Serena Davies for BBC Studios Science Unit. The film was commissioned by BBC director of content Charlotte Moore and Tom McDonald, head of commissioning for natural history and specialist factual.
“There is a real hunger from audiences to find out more about climate change and understand the facts, so it feels right to address the issue in peak on BBC1,” said Moore in a statement. “We have a trusted guide in Sir David Attenborough, who will be speaking to the challenging issues that it raises, and presenting an engaging and informative look at one of the biggest issues of our time.”
Climate Change: The Facts is scheduled to bow this spring on BBC1.