Meltdown | Hot Cities | BBC World News

If average global temperatures rise by merely a few degrees, most of the world’s glaciers will all but disappear. This will lead to floods and severe water shortages for millions of people.

Meltdown looks at the repercussions of this global threat, following a team of glaciologists at work 5400 metres above sea level in the Peruvian Andes.

We also see how the inhabitants of Peru’s capital, Lima are coping as the city’s water table vanishes, and how in Adelaide, Australia it may already be too late to win the battle against dehydration.

I produced, directed and filmed Meltdown in 2009, while working at Rockhopper TV. It was shown on BBC World and PBS.

Rockhopper TV for BBC/PBS

45 mins. One of eight episodes