Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this 2-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most heavily visited park in the country. Park biologists show us how they manage bears and humans to keep both safe, including the latest in bear DNA research. Then we learn about the wily ways of coyotes in the suburbs, using hidden cameras from the Atlanta Coyote Project.
This is the intimate and revealing story of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking’s life. Told for the first time in Hawking’s own words and with unique access to his home and public life, this is a personal journey through Hawking’s world. Watch online through March 27, 2018.
Biscayne National Park, just south of Miami, is best explored by snorkeling or diving. EcoSense follows a group of divers on the park's Maritime Heritage Trail of 6 shipwrecks, complete with submerged historical trail markers. The trail is an opportunity for archeologists to study the human history of Florida's reef. Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E.O. Wilson expands our horizons with his wisdom on how places like national parks can preserve the planet.
Severe Weather: Staying Safe
Experts answer viewers' questions about severe weather and how to prepare for storm season. Scheduled guests: Chris Allen, weather director for WBKO in Bowling Green; Michael Dossett, director, Kentucky Emergency Management; Joe Sullivan, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service in Louisville; Steve Hensley, director, Kenton County Emergency Management; and Andrea Clifford, public information officer, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Department of Highways - Louisville District.