SCIENCE EDUCATION USING A CLIMATE-FICTION THRILLER
In contrast to Hollywood-style efforts to create cinematic tension by scientifically unrealistic disaster scenarios, we create a compelling fictional narrative with realistic applications of climate science: the story is fiction, the science is real. Our theme is the potential disastrous consequences of political interference in climate science. The fiction is the sabotage of a sea level satellite, implicating an evil politician and oil companies; the consequence is a botched hurricane forecast with politicians blaming scientists. Scientific concepts brought out by the characters include: the components of sea level rise, the ocean's role in climate, the connection of ocean warming to the strength of hurricanes, the contribution of satellite observations to climate science and the close link between climate observations and weather forecasting.
Come watch an episode or two.