Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Photo: Greta Thunberg

Credit: Courtesy of Jon Sayers copyright of BBC Studios

Follow teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg as she seeks to raise awareness of the accelerating climate change.

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World, premiering in its entirety as a special presentation on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 from  8:00-11:00 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Encore airings of all three episodes air Wednesdays, April 28 – May 12, 8:00-9:00 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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 threatens 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—making clear the reasons why scientists call for action to be taken. The series also hears from a range of academics, economists and experts, further exploring the climate change science Greta encounters on the ground.