Path of the Typhoon
Thursday @ 10.30pm
Fíorscéal brings a new season of top-class international documentaries that continue to throw a sometimes disturbing or controversial light on issues which affect us environmentally, socially, politically and globally. Among the documentaries of the new season are:
Path of the Typhoon – 21.06.18 @ 10.30pm
The season of tropical cyclones lasts from May to October. They pass northwards over Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea to Japan, leaving in their path swaths of devastation, death, and billions of dollars worth of damage. In December 1945, while attacking the Japanese main islands, modern American aircraft-carriers steamed right into heavy typhoons. A disaster that led the US Marine to set up the first forecasting system.
Disaster Diaries 2015 – 28.06.18 @ 10.30pm
Record-breaking cyclone activity, explosive volcanic eruptions, powerful earthquakes and endless heat waves – 2015 was punctuated by a number of exceptional natural disasters. The toll of these terrifying events: 20,000 lives lost and more than 42 billion dollars worth of damage. Is this the result of global warming or could other factors, like El Nino, be to blame? How do scientists try to forecast these cataclysms? Is it possible for inhabitants to prepare in advance and anticipate these natural events? This film presents the major natural disasters of 2015.