Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

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Greta Thunberg is on a mission to save the world. She is asking every one of us to act and to mobilize in order to slow down the growing climate change that is destroying our planet and threatening our way of life. The message is clear and scientists agree — we need to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees in order to give our species the best possible chance of avoiding a catastrophic future.

This revealing series follows Greta as she steps from behind the podium and onto the front lines. Over the course of the three episodes, Greta explores the science as she travels to extraordinary locations across the globe, meeting leading climate scientists, witnessing firsthand the consequences of climate change and confronting the complexity of what is required to make change happen.

She travels from the burning tar sands of the Canadian oil industry to the coal mines of Europe and the melting glaciers of the U.S. — places where the impact of a changing climate is glaringly obvious, both for the planet and for the inevitable human costs.. The series also includes academics, economists and experts, further exploring the climate change science Greta encounters on the ground.

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World premieres in its entirety as a special presentation on Earth Day.

Airdates

Thursday, April 22, at 8pm to 11pm on CET

Episode 1
Thursday, April 22, at 8pm on CET

Follow Greta as she sees impacts of climate change at three locations: melting glaciers and dying trees in Canada, and fire devastation in California. When a UN conference moves to Madrid, she sails across the ocean during life-threatening storms.

Episode 2
Thursday, April 22, at 9pm on CET

Follow Greta’s journey from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to Poland, where she speaks with miners who have lost their jobs. She also visits the UK, where she meets with one of her inspirations — Sir David Attenborough.

Episode 3
Thursday, April 22, at 10pm on CET

Join Greta in Switzerland and Denmark to investigate potential solutions to limit climate change. She also explores how everyone can play a role, from what we eat to what we wear. Finally, she looks for lessons from the world’s response to COVID-19.