Earth Science


New to Our Collection! Earth in 1000 Years 47 min.

This eye-opening documentary explores the latest scientific and technological developments in the study of earth’s melting ice stores to discover the fate of our planet in 1000 years time. Reaching deep into our planet’s history, scientists search for clues to what might happen in the future. Whilst advanced special effects and high-end computer animation provide us with a window into what this fu...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Fire 50 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the hottest natural phenomena on Earth: lightning and volcanoes. More than 3 million lightning bolts strike the planet each day, each 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun and carrying millions of volts of electricity. It kills many thousands of people each year and many more are severely injured. Exactly how lightning works is only just being uncovered. Supe...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Ice 51 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the coldest natural phenomena on Earth: icebergs and avalanches. Avalanches claim hundreds of lives every year. Now scientists are learning how something as tiny, fragile and delicate as a snowflake can transform into something as deadly as an avalanche. Changes in snow can give it the quality of concrete when someone is buried underneath it, and CT scanners are h...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Wind 51 min.

Dr. Helen Czerski examines two of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena on Earth: tornadoes and auroras. We look into the heart of the storm to find out how advances in technology and eyewitness footage are transforming our understanding of tornadoes—the fastest winds on the planet. New technologies are furthering our understanding of the extreme weather events that produce them and what gives...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Dangerous Earth 150 min.

The last five years have seen rapid developments in camera technology. The result is a wealth of new footage capturing incredible natural phenomena, up close and in stunning detail. This rich seam of filmed material has become an invaluable resource for scientists, pushing their research into uncharted territory. Dangerous Earth delves into this fantastic bank of footage to uncover the latest scie...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Ice Station Antarctica 51 min.

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest and most isolated place in the world. And it is home to the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley Research Station. Here, cutting-edge science is making vital discoveries about how our lives are vulnerable to the sun and threatened by climate change. But the future of Halley is in danger: it rests on a constantly moving – and cracking – ice shelf. A huge cha...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

The Anthropocene: A New Age of Humans—Catalyst 29 min.

Human impacts on the way our planet functions have now become so extreme that many scientists are claiming the Earth has shifted out of the Holocene state and into a new geological epoch. They’re calling it "The Anthropocene", the new age of humans, because millions of years after we are gone, the scar of our existence will be visible in the rocks of tomorrow. In this program, we look at how the l...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Secrets of the Oceans: Climate Control 51 min.

When it comes to regulating global temperatures, forget the Amazon rainforest. It’s the oceans that really deserve the title of 'lungs of the planet'. Their plankton provides us with oxygen. Their currents transport heat from the tropical regions to the poles, acting as an air conditioner. They absorb almost a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted annually. But so much of what they do and exactly...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

How Climate Made History: Episode 2 53 min.

Is it possible that climate change could have kick-started the end of Antiquity? When temperatures drop and the climate becomes drier, the Huns swarm Europe. It’s the last straw and brings about a mass migration that shakes the foundations of the Roman Empire. They abandon cities like London – the ghost-towns of Antiquity. Could this have been enough to herald the beginning of the ‘Dark Ages’ that...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

How Climate Made History 100 min.

This two-part series presents some of the most spectacular discoveries of modern climatic research. An international team comprising climatologists, historians and geologists has established that climate has played a crucial role in the development of historical events throughout central Europe. This applies, among other things, to the rise of the Roman Empire, the vast migration of peoples betwee...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015