City Limits: America on the Edge


1 x 60’

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Rockhopper TV



America is locked in a battle with the forces of nature. The United States is right in the firing line of climate change – one of the biggest challenges facing the planet. Many places in the US are in danger from wildfires, rising sea levels, heat waves and dwindling water supplies. It’s an explosive mix which could cause chaos, disaster and death. City Limits travels across the continent to assess the nightmare America faces. A key destination is Los Angeles, one of the most polluting cities in the world thanks largely to its long love affair with the car. It is a city built on consumption and wealth and each person produces around 20 tonnes of emissions a year – twice as much as anyone else in the world. 

A six part documentary series Hot Cities is also available.