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‘Fear is motivating’ says Chris Packham as BBC series re-creates past extinction event

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Jul 10 2023 · 1 min read

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🗞 Driving the news: “Earth” integrates the latest scientific discoveries and visual effects to draw parallels between prehistoric cataclysmic supervolcano eruptions and the current, human-induced climate change crisis
• The series combines elements of natural history programming with a planetary focus, showcasing how interconnected systems have created, and almost destroyed, life on Earth

🔭 The context: The new BBC series “Earth”, which re-creates a mass extinction event triggered by climate change 250 million years ago, aims to help audiences understand the urgency of the current environmental crisis, according to presenter Chris Packham

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The BBC series highlights the severity of the climate crisis and the urgent need for action
• By drawing parallels with a prehistoric mass extinction event, the series sends a powerful message about the potential consequences of inaction

⏭️ What's next: Packham believes that society needs to elect leaders who will take assertive and rapid action against climate change, he hopes the series will inspire viewers by illustrating Earth's uniqueness and the importance of preserving it

💬 One quote: "We're not terrifying people… just telling them what's really happening." (Chris Packham, Presenter of Earth)

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