Preview – Saving Planet Earth: Fixing a Hole

Ozone Layer
Screengrab from Nasa Archive showing Ozone layer. Picture Publicist: Jamie Fry. Photographer: Nasa.

Saving the Earth looks at the impact the hole in the ozone layer had not just environmentally but politically.

We follow how the hole was discovered, and then how the scientists were able to take this issue to the most powerful politicians at the time, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and get them to make environmental issues a key part of government policy.

Saving Planet Earth: Fixing a Hole is on Channel 4 at 20.00.