COP25: A History of the Future - COP25: A History of the FuturePremiere of A History of the Future: Episode 2 - The Future of Climate
7 DEC 2019
COP25: A History of the Future
IFEMA Convention Center- Green Area (Mare Nostrum)
The Future of Climate Premiere
A History of the Future Documentary Series
The Center for the Governance of Change has collaborated with The History Channel in the making of A History of the Future, a 2019 documentary series written and hosted by Professor Diego Rubio, Executive Director of the Center. The series comprises four episodes, each of which explores one key aspect of society’s future (work, democracy, globalization and climate) by analyzing past precedents and modern data, and projecting historical trends.
Episode 2: The Future of Climate will premiere at the COP25 (Green Zone, Mare Nostrum) on Saturday November 7th at 14h00.
The series has been the most ambitious production of History Channel Iberia to date, and it was commissioned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the channel. The filming and editing was carried out by Onza Entertainment, one of the most prestigious studios in Spain, creator of historical series such as The Ministry of Time (TVE and Netflix) and Hernán (Amazon Prime Video). A 30-people team worked for more than a year, travelled extensively, examined hundreds of hours of archival footage, and processed several modern 4K images filmed across the five continents. The series features interviews with 19 leading academics.
The Future of Climate
This episode begins at the slopes of Mount Tambora (Indonesia), where a devastating 1815 eruption altered the planet’s average temperature by 2 degrees, and caused several natural and social catastrophes throughout the northern hemisphere. Using this and other historical precedents, Rubio speculates about the catastrophic effects that a similar thermic alternation (anticipated by most scientists) could have in the coming decades. The episode travels to countries such as Algeria, Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. It shows some of the history’s worst droughts, floods, and pandemics, instances which, according to Rubio, demonstrate the fragility of societies in the face of climate change. The episode also examines, however, how the successful banning of CFCs to counter the hole in the ozone layer illustrates humanity’s ability to face major systemic challenges.
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