Surviving Hothouse Earth

(Science/knowledge, 3×50 min.) Our planet’s climate has always undergone changes, but for the first time, humanity is determining these developments. Many climate researchers assume that our Earth could be headed for a new hothouse period. The series investigates our planet’s distant past to understand its present and unravel our future. Experts are looking at previous hot periods in Earth’s history to find clues to how we could survive in the future.

Distributor: ZDF Studios

Pitch Perfect: “Each episode covers a separate topic: oceans, land and civilization. Cinematic shots of nature, landscapes and urban life are combined with interviews with international experts. Animated maps, visualizations of climate data and satellite image-based animations help to understand complex scientific concepts and imagine life in a hothouse period.” —Ralf Rückauer, VP Unscripted

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