Series

The Breakdown

July 2, 2021
5 episodes

In this series, we explore climate change: how we got here, where we’re headed, and what we can all do to make a difference.

The world is a pretty overwhelming place right now. A global pandemic, social inequality, political polarisation and that ever-present thorn in our side, climate change. We’ve all heard of it but not many of us truly understand what it means or how far-reaching its consequences might be.

The series dives into topics like climate denial, climate justice and climate solutions, and features climate experts and activists like Mary Heglar, Christiana Figueres, David Wallace-Wells, Naomi Oreskes and Fatima Ibrahim from The Green New Deal UK.

An earthrise studio production in collaboration with WaterBear Network.

Read more about the series in a feature in The Guardian.

THE BREAKDOWN posters

Episode 1 - Climate Change: How We Got Here.

This episode kicks off the series with a big picture look at the history of our planet. It looks back at our 10,000 years of climate stability and how the discovery of ancient fossil fuels changed the course of humanity as we know it. 


Episode 2 - Climate Denial: 50 Years of Lies & Misinformation.

This episode explores the role of fossil fuel companies in denying the science around climate change and investing millions into misinformation campaigns to confuse the public and seed doubt. 


Episode 3 - Climate Crisis: Nine Years Left To Avoid Disaster.

This episode addresses why we have just 9 years left to halve global emissions. It takes a look back at all the COPs of the past, the crucial turning points of the Paris climate agreement, the 2018 IPCC report and why COP 26 in Glasgow is so crucial. 

Episode 4 - Climate Justice: An Unequal World.

This episode highlights how climate change is first and foremost a social justice issue, looking at the intersection between racism and climate change and exploring the need for a just transition. 

Episode 5 - Climate Solutions: What You Can Do.

This episode explores climate solutions. We look at the difference between individual and systemic change and ultimately why we must all join the climate movement.

In this series, we explore climate change: how we got here, where we’re headed, and what we can all do to make a difference.

The world is a pretty overwhelming place right now. A global pandemic, social inequality, political polarisation and that ever-present thorn in our side, climate change. We’ve all heard of it but not many of us truly understand what it means or how far-reaching its consequences might be.

The series dives into topics like climate denial, climate justice and climate solutions, and features climate experts and activists like Mary Heglar, Christiana Figueres, David Wallace-Wells, Naomi Oreskes and Fatima Ibrahim from The Green New Deal UK.

An earthrise studio production in collaboration with WaterBear Network.

Read more about the series in a feature in The Guardian.

THE BREAKDOWN posters

Episode 1 - Climate Change: How We Got Here.

This episode kicks off the series with a big picture look at the history of our planet. It looks back at our 10,000 years of climate stability and how the discovery of ancient fossil fuels changed the course of humanity as we know it. 


Episode 2 - Climate Denial: 50 Years of Lies & Misinformation.

This episode explores the role of fossil fuel companies in denying the science around climate change and investing millions into misinformation campaigns to confuse the public and seed doubt. 


Episode 3 - Climate Crisis: Nine Years Left To Avoid Disaster.

This episode addresses why we have just 9 years left to halve global emissions. It takes a look back at all the COPs of the past, the crucial turning points of the Paris climate agreement, the 2018 IPCC report and why COP 26 in Glasgow is so crucial. 

Episode 4 - Climate Justice: An Unequal World.

This episode highlights how climate change is first and foremost a social justice issue, looking at the intersection between racism and climate change and exploring the need for a just transition. 

Episode 5 - Climate Solutions: What You Can Do.

This episode explores climate solutions. We look at the difference between individual and systemic change and ultimately why we must all join the climate movement.