Climate Change

According to a 2019 Environment and Climate Change Canada report, the country is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average. From devastating wildfires to massive storms, the increase in extreme weather has been a reminder that climate change is already happening. This collection examines the state of the environment while also highlighting trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable future.

  • 2019
  • 9-12
  • 35 Titles

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The National When Climate Change Hits Home

Lennox Island may be a canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. Rising sea levels, storm surges and coastal erosion threaten the very existence of the Mi'kmaq nation that calls the island home. This PEI Indigenous community is working hard to protect their land, homes, cultural artifacts, burial grounds and infrastructure.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2017

The Passionate Eye This Changes Everything

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller on climate change, This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines – from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air ...
  • 2015
  • 01:29:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2016

National Geographic Documentaries Earth Overhaul

A small number of scientists from around the world are attempting to fix the earth. One cloud expert is looking to the sky for the solution and in Bermuda a scientist is working to use algae. But this is just the beginning. Nobody knows tough fixes better than Sean Riley and he’s on a quest to learn more about these ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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News in Review - December 2015 ​Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers

The cause of climate change has long been debated by scientists, but the melting of the planet’s glaciers is an example that the heat is causing serious change. News In Review joins Chris Brown on a breathtaking journey into British Columbia where he witnesses first-hand the disappearing giants. Then meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains some of the effects of long term global warming.
  • 2015
  • 00:14:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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  • NIR-15-12 - Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers

Our Vancouver Climate Change: Worst-Case Scenario

Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains the latest research on melting sea ice.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/07/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Global Climate Disruption

The Galapagos Archipelago is a model of conservation in the Pacific Ocean. Its remarkable diversity of marine species is explained by the upwelling of cold ocean currents. But an increasingly common climatic anomaly occurring far out to sea is killing life. It's El Niño. Scientists believe that climate change could cause the frequency and severity of this climatic phenomenon to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

Our Vancouver Antarctic Ice Shelf Disappearing

How the demise of a 10,000-year-old ice shelf will cause the sea to rise.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/25/2015

Doc Zone Weather Gone Wild

Summer snowstorms. Disastrous flooding. Devastating wind and ice storms. Rampaging wildfires. Ruinous drought. Our weather has taken a turn for the extreme. And it’s going to get worse. As intense and unpredictable weather becomes the new normal, how can we adapt and survive? As a result of climate change, the new global buzzword is “adaptation,” as cities and citizens scramble ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2014