“The future’s not determined, the future is in our hands; what happens over the next centuries will be determined by how we play our cards this decade.”
Professor Johan Rockström
Featuring Sir David Attenborough and Professor Johan Rockström – explores the science behind the devastating impact humanity has had on Earth since the dawn of civilization, revealing an urgent truth about the health of our planet. The film details just how far we’ve pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept our planet stable for millennia, and what steps need to be taken to turn things around.
At the core of Breaking Boundaries lies a key message of action: stay innovative, cooperate, and make the next decade one that safeguards the future of our planet. The science is clear on what humanity needs to do. Only when we listen to these facts – and pay attention to the undeniable urgency – can we create a future where nature and people thrive.
Professor Johan Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues. He is the founder of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam and Chief Scientific Advisor for Conservation International. Johan also led the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change.
Sir David Attenborough is Britain’s best-known natural history film-maker. His career as a natural history and broadcaster has spanned nearly seven decades, and he has worked on landmark programmes such as The Living Planet, The Blue Planet, and Life of Birds. Attenborough is a fellow of the Royal Society and stands at the forefront of issues concerning the planet’s declining species and conservation.