Channel 4 has announced a slate of programs dedicated to exploring solutions to the climate crisis. These programs aim to inform the public about the urgent global issue of climate change and highlight the actions that governments, big businesses, and individuals can take to combat it. The programming includes:
- “The Big Climate Fight”: This three-part series features presenters Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and Mary Portas. They will explore practical steps that governments and big businesses can take to eliminate carbon emissions in the UK. The series aims to envision a future UK that is greener, happier, and healthier, powered by sustainable energy. The presenters will work with climate experts and campaign for improvements in areas like energy and housing.
- “Chris Packham: Is It Time to Break the Law?”: In this personal film, naturalist Chris Packham examines the question of whether peaceful protest is enough to address climate change. Packham explores the history of successful protest movements that involved law-breaking and considers whether extreme measures are needed to force governments into action. He meets activists, environmentalists, politicians, and police to explore the impact of disruptive protest methods on the climate movement and the ethical justifications for breaking the law.
- “Beef vs Chicken: The Big Switch”: Presented by Ade Adepitan, this documentary looks at the impact of diet on climate change. While veganism is often seen as the best choice for the environment, the film explores the argument that shifting from beef to chicken could still significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Adepitan examines the science behind the climate cost of different foods and meets campaigners who advocate for reducing beef consumption. The documentary investigates the feasibility of making the switch from beef to chicken in various contexts.
These programs aim to provide information and inspire viewers to take action against climate change. Channel 4 intends to address the knowledge gap by presenting practical solutions and exploring the role of governments, businesses, and individuals in combating the climate crisis.