12 Aug 2021

Climate change: Rewriting the end of a film we haven't seen yet

From Morning Report, 6:16 am on 12 August 2021

Images that show the climate crisis we are in - including of people escaping on ferries from the ongoing fires on the Greek Island of Evia - are like scenes from an apocalyptic movie. But, apocalyptic films often end happily, with heroes saving the day. The footage from Greece is just one scene in a story for which the ending is not yet fully written. In the wake of the damning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, researchers say it's worth thinking of climate change as a three-act apocalypse film. University of Westminster senior lecturer in media and communications Doug Specht spoke to Corin Dann.