PBS North Partners With NOVA On “Climate Across America” Campaign

PBS North, The North 103.3 FM, and NOVA are partnering to produce short-form science videos about the impact of climate change on our community. The NOVA Science Studio is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of NOVA’s “Climate Across America” campaign.

“Climate Across America” is a national campaign that works to spotlight how climate change affects communities across the U.S. and engage audiences in productive conversations about innovative climate solutions. The campaign is leveraging the reach and power of the PBS system to drive a national conversation about local impacts and solutions by working with 10 public media stations and students in classrooms to produce and distribute climate-focused content, rolling out in the spring of 2023.

PBS North and The North 103.3 is one of the 10 stations that will be producing digital content—including short-form videos, radio/audio stories, and social media posts—to support the campaign.

The locally produced Climate Across America content will be timed with two new NOVA documentaries premiering this spring.

When to Watch

Weathering the Future, premiering Wednesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. on PBS North, will examine the dramatic ways in which our weather is changing. From longer, hotter heat waves, to more intense rainstorms, to mega-fires and multi-year droughts, the U.S. is experiencing the full range of impacts from a changing global climate. At the same time, many on the front lines are fighting back—innovating solutions, marshaling ancient wisdom, and developing visionary ideas. The lessons they’re learning today can help all of us adapt in the years ahead, as the planet gets warmer and our weather gets more extreme.

Chasing Carbon Zero, premiering Wednesday, April 26, at 8 p.m. on PBS North, will look at the ambitious climate goal recently set by the U.S. to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and slash emissions in half by 2030. But is that even feasible? What exactly would it take? The film examines the problem and identifies the most likely real-world technologies that could be up to the task. From expanding the availability of renewable energy options to designing more energy-efficient buildings to revolutionizing the transportation sector, and more, the film casts a hopeful but skeptical eye. Can these solutions be scaled and made available and affordable across the country? Find out why there is still hope that we can achieve carbon zero and avoid the worsening impacts of climate change.

The “Climate Across America” campaign is part of NOVA’s Science and Society Project. The project is dedicated to telling stories at the intersection of science and society—stories that provide exceptional opportunities for audience engagement, nationally and locally, about the role of science and technology in our lives.

Audiences can follow the campaign on YouTube and Instagram, starting April 10th, using the hashtag #ClimateAcrossAmerica.

Major funding for Weathering the Future and the Climate Across America Science and Society Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by the GBH Planet Future Fund.

Funding for NOVA is provided by the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

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