National Premiere of Earth Emergency on PBS

Earth Emergency will air on PBS stations around the country. This compelling and accessible one-hour film features several Woodwell Climate scientists addressing the critically important issues of climate feedback loops.

While climate change is now a broadly recognized phenomenon, the environmental feedback loops that are amplifying and accelerating the process are less well understood. Earth Emergency, a new PBS documentary, explains how warming caused by human activity is setting in motion Earth’s own natural warming mechanisms, releasing additional greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and further heating up the planet.

Originating from a conversation between Woodwell Distinguished Visiting Scientist Dr. William Moomaw and the producers, Earth Emergency features several Woodwell Scientists including founder Dr. George Woodwell, Arctic Program Director Dr. Sue Natali and President Dr. Philip Duffy.

Watching is free. Invite a handful of family or friends to join you and make it a party! (Keep it COVID-safe, please.) We’ll send you a host kit, and answer questions live on social media during the showing. Groups who share a photo of their party will be entered to win Woodwell Climate hats, tumblers, and more.



Earth Emergency will stream simultaneously with broadcast and be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including and the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast. The film will also be made available to astronauts on the International Space Station. For more information, check local listings on and the PBS Video app.

December 29, 2021 8:00pm ET