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WMHT's Climate hub provides a curated collection of local and national PBS content on climate initiatives. As we navigate the challenges and opportunities of a changing climate, WMHT is dedicated to providing insightful programming and engaging events to inspire action and awareness.

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Over the course of four episodes, WMHT producer and host Dana Wright breaks down New York’s climate goals across the areas of air, water, land, flora & fauna.

EPISODE ONE

Addressing Air Pollution in New York's Communities

Join host Dana Wright as he explores air pollution's effect on New York's communities, and how the state is looking to address it.

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Local Doc: A Love Canal Family

WMHT specialsA Love Canal Family

A Love Canal Family follows the story of Luella Kenny and her search for answers after her son's death. The Kenny family lived near Love Canal, a toxic waste dumping ground that erupted in 1977 and led to the creation of the first EPA Superfund site.

A Love Canal Family was produced by WMHT and shared via US Chronicle in 1980.

PBS Terra

You Can't Shop Your Way Out of Climate Change

We have seen a boom in “eco-friendly” products marketed to consumers’ concerns about the impact of the stuff we buy. But this "shop ‘til you drop” approach doesn’t solve the bigger issue: overconsumption and overproduction are the key drivers of pollution and climate change. Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant looks at how “greenwashed” products might be doing more harm than good.

Based on the book by Jenny Price. 

Our Understanding of Floods is ALL Wrong

Flooding is getting worse, and not just from hurricanes or rising tides, but from increased heavy rainfall. In this episode, we dive into the changing landscape of flood hazards. First, we journey to New York, to visit Hoboken, New Jersey, and Hollis, Queens, two communities facing different flood challenges. Then, we explore First Street's groundbreaking new risk map, pinpointing high-risk areas. Want to take action against flooding in your area? Watch this episode for insights and solutions.

Why It's Time to Stop Saving the Planet*

We care about the planet. But what if it's time to stop "saving it"?

Western cultures — and even some climate scientists and sustainability advocates — often share the idea that there is the “natural world” and the “human world.” The natural world is seen as pristine and untouched, while the human world is chaotic and ever changing. But all living things change the world around them in order to build homes, eat, drink and move around. In this first episode, join host Rae Wynn-Grant, Ph.D., as she explores how humans can think differently about the way we change the environments around us, how we can do it better, and why doing so could be a key foundation for addressing climate change.

What Will Earth Look Like When These 6 Tipping Points Hit?

A “tipping point” is when a system, with just a small amount of additional energy, is pushed from one stable state to another suddenly and dramatically. This can be a chair falling backwards. Or it can be a major earth system collapsing.

EARTH MONTH

Celebrate Earth Month with our live stream featuring PBS shows covering climate, nature and our planet. See all the spectacular things the natural world has to offer and learn about how our climate is changing.

Celebrating Earth Month

A Brief History of the Future

Beyond the Now

What do we imagine when we think about the future?

Independent Lens

A Thousand Pines

A crew of 12 Mexican tree planters travel the United States regrowing America’s forests.

Dive Into Our Oceans

Changing Planet

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Dr M. Sanjayan investigates the urgent efforts to help coral reefs survive climate change.

Big Pacific

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Plunge into the Pacific to see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures.

Nature

Soul of the Ocean

Experience the soul of the ocean in a never-before-seen look at life underwater.