Decoding the Weather Machine

About the Show

Climate change is arguably the defining challenge of our time, yet widespread misunderstanding and misinformation has hampered the ability of individuals - politicians and public alike - to understand and address the issue. NOVA cuts through the noise to help define the way forward. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing and that human activity is causing it? How and when will it affect us? Where is there uncertainty in the science and what does that mean? And what will it take to bend the curve of global warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the planet on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how they are finding that we can be resilient - even thrive - in the face of enormous change. Part 1 of 2.