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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. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it? How and when will it affect us through the weather we experience? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes?

Join scientists around the world on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how we can be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change.


Aired April 18, 2018 at 8 pm EST on PBS.



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Decoding the Weather Machine, Part 1: The Case for Climate Change and its Effects
Monday, February 25, 2019
6:30 p.m. | Newburyport Senior/ Community Center | 331 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
A screening of the first half of the film followed by a community discussion. 
Decoding the Weather Machine, Part 2: Climate Change Solutions
Monday, March 11, 2019
6:30 p.m. | Newburyport Senior/ Community Center | 331 High Street, Newburyport, MA 09150
A screening of the second half of the film followed by a community discussion.


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Major funding for this program is provided by the Ives Family Fund and The Kendeda Fund.

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National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.


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