Sir David Attenborough is to present and narrate a new landmark film, Climate Change: The Facts, for BBC One.
The documentary will provide an urgent look at the science of climate change and the potential solutions to this global threat, combining footage that reveals the already devastating impact of climate change on the planet with interviews from some of the world’s leading climate scientists. The doc also looks at potential solutions, exploring the innovations, technology and actions the world’s governments and industries are taking to prevent further warming and spotlighting individuals who are creating change at grassroots levels.
Attenborough said: “In the 20 years since I first started talking about the impact of climate change on our world, conditions have changed far faster than I ever imagined. It may sound frightening but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies. We’re running out of time but there’s still hope… I believe that if we better understand the threat we face, the more likely it is that we can avoid such a catastrophic future.”
Charlotte Moore, BBC’s director of content, added: “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 BBC One. 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.”
Tom McDonald, head of commissioning for natural history and specialist factual at the BBC, said: “This is an urgent, important and timely film, which lays out in detail the impact that climate change is having on our planet. This documentary continues our commitment to telling the most significant environmental stories and reflecting the speed at which our world is changing.”