December 5, 2014 (Fri)Climate Change Week on NHK World
Next week is going to be CLIMATE CHANGE WEEK on NHK World.
I think the series answers many of the questions you might have on global warming and its impact on our lives. For instance, how serious is climate change? Why are we experiencing powerful storms? What is up with this extreme heat? What can we do to adapt to changing climate and mitigate global warming?
The week starts off this weekend with “Climate Countdown”.
Earth in Danger: Dec. 6, Sat. 4:10/ 10:10/ 16:10/ 22:10 (UTC)
Time to Act: Dec. 7, Sun. 4:10/ 10:10/ 16:10/ 22:10 (UTC)
In many parts of the world, the impacts of global warming are being felt in the form of extreme weather, threatening not only our way of life but also our lives. The Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets are melting rapidly, prompting further sea level rise. The latest 2014 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of severe losses due to floods, droughts, food crises and other direct or indirect impacts on our eco-system. The program features NASA experts and Bangladeshi climate refugees as well as the reports from the frontlines of the battle against climate change.
And from Monday, we will have 5-day series, “Tackling Climate Change”.
Episode 1 The Impact: A Warning from Scientists
Episode 2 The Extreme Weather: Asia at Risk
Episode 3 The Choice: Adaptation and Mitigation
Episode 4 The Future: Message from Al Gore
Episode 5 The Technology: Japan's Innovative Breakthroughs
Dec. 8, Mon. - 12, Fri. 4:30/ 10:30/ 16:30/ 22:30 (UTC)
Episode 1 of this series features the latest what’s happening with climate change based on the latest report by the United Nations IPCC. In Episode 2, we report on various Asian countries struggling with abnormal weather. Episode 3 focuses on the measures against abnormal weather in the US and Britain. And the Episode 4 features an interview with Nobel Prize winner and former US vice president Al Gore. The last episode showcases the latest cutting-edge Japanese technology, and explores the ways humankind can face and tackle the challenges brought on by climate change.
So, don’t miss this week’s climate change programs on NHK World. You can watch them on NHK World HP (live-streaming: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/) Or you can download the viewing application for your mobile devices. (http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/app/info/index_en.html )