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BBC Announces New Series With Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg

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BBC Announces New Series With Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg

The BBC has announced a brand new series with teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

The series, which comes from BBC Studios' award-winning Science Unit, will follow Thunberg's 'international crusade', which 'takes her on the front line of climate change in some of the most extraordinary places on earth, as she explores what actions could be taken to limit climate change and the damage it causes'.

A release from the BBC said: "Scientists across the world agree that global temperature rise needs to be limited to 1.5 degrees, to give us the best possible chance of avoiding irreversible chain reactions.

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"Throughout the series a chorus of these experts will lay out the science that lies beneath this unambiguous statement.

"As she travels Greta meets not only leading scientists but political leaders and business heavyweights, exploring the scientific evidence with them and challenging them to change."

The series of films will chart the young Swedish campaigner's journey into adulthood as she continues to be confronted by the 'real world consequences of inaction'.

Greta Thunberg. Credit: PA
Greta Thunberg. Credit: PA
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We will also see share some of the quieter moments behind her high-profile life as she writes the speeches that are broadcast and analysed all around the world.

Rob Liddell, BBC Studios Executive Producer said: "Climate change is probably the most important issue of our lives so it feels timely to make an authoritative series that explores the facts and science behind this complex subject.

"To be able to do this with Greta is an extraordinary privilege, getting an inside view on what it's like being a global icon and one of the most famous faces on the planet."

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As yet, there is no confirmed release date for the series - the news of which comes just a week after 17-year-old Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, after being put forward by Swedish politicians Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, of the country's Left Party.

They said the 17-year-old environmentalist has 'worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis', adding: "Action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace."

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Topics: Greta Thunberg, Entertainment, TV and Film, BBC

Jess Hardiman
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