From the frontlines of Australia’s Black Summer of 2019-20, three-part series Big Weather (and how to survive it) delivers an urgent and entertaining message of how our weather is changing and what we can do to survive it.
Presenter Craig Reucassel charts the season as oppressive heatwaves set temperature records that lead to Australia’s worst fire season on record. Over 20 million hectares of forest go up in flames: a fifth of the continent’s forest and an area twice the size of Belgium. Then in a violent contradiction, catastrophic fire is followed by severe storms and flash floods.
Sharing stories from frontline disaster crews, experts and communities dealing with the effects of our escalating climate emergency, Big Weather (and how to survive it) seeks to answer some big questions: Why are these events becoming less predictable and more intense? And what can we do to prepare, survive and adapt into the future? Big Weather (and how to survive it) is a dynamic and emotional series showcasing nature at its most destructive and spectacular. Fusing tales of tragedy and triumph with practical tips and survival scenarios, Big Weather brings the lived experience of an historic summer into every living room, to help communities adapt, survive and thrive in the new era of climate extremes.
Big Weather is suitable for students undertaking:
- Geography (Years 3 – 10)
- Science (Years 3 – 9)
- Humanities and Social Sciences (Years 3 – 5)
- History (Year 4)
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