Weather That Changed the World

September 2016

Maya Mega Drought

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History-defining weather. Did a catastrophic, 200-year drought cause the collapse of the great Maya civilisation? Experts investigate this astonishing theory.

Vanishing Sun

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The eruption of Krakatoa in 536AD blocked out the sky. The Earth cooled, crops failed and the land flooded. Experts discuss if this devastation could occur again today.
August 2016

Russia's Secret Weapon

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History-defining weather. Hear how the harsh Russian winter helped to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Army in 1812 and Adolf Hitler's troops in World War II.

Washington

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Historians Ralph Eshelman and James Kochan reveal how a violent thunderstorm prevented the invading British from wreaking destruction on Washington DC in the War of 1812.

Lost Legions

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Forget sunshine and showers! How extreme weather shaped the history of Europe, including the violent storms that killed a tenth of the Roman army in 9AD.

Pennsylvania's Fatal Smog

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History-defining weather events. Freak smog in 1948 caused the worst air pollution disaster in US history, killing 20 locals in the small town of Donora.
July 2016

Challenger

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The Challenger disaster of 1986 shocked the world. Space experts and meteorologists explain how cold weather led to a mechanical failure that caused seven tragic deaths.

Titanic

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Enlightening series exploring how weather shaped history. Did an unusual phenomenon prevent the Titanic's crew from seeing the iceberg that ultimately sank the doomed ship?
June 2016

Hindenburg

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A fascinating series that documents history-defining weather using dramatic reconstructions. How did wind and static electricity play a role in the Hindenburg disaster?
August 2015

Russia's Secret Weapon

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History-defining extreme weather. The harsh Russian winter helped to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Army in 1812 and Adolf Hitler's troops in World War II.
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