April 29th, 2024

CNN’s Ivan Watson Reports From Australia in “Warning To The World: Australia’s Climate Disasters” for The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper


NEW YORK, NY – (April 29, 2024)The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper, a CNN Original, returns with a sweeping look at the numerous natural disasters plaguing Australia, and how its changing climate could be a cautionary tale for countries across the globe. “Warning to the World: Australia’s Climate Disasters” with CNN Senior International Correspondent Ivan Watson premieres Sunday, May 5 at 8pm ET/PT on CNN.

On Watson’s journey off the coast of Australia, he learns about the death and destruction being caused by human activity both on land and under the water. Apocalyptic forest fires, storms and floods exacerbated by climate change at an unprecedented scale are threatening communities and Australia’s most iconic species. In the Great Barrier Reef, a global record-breaking marine heat wave is causing the temperature of the water to rise, resulting in coral bleaching and dying. Watson speaks with the people trying to reverse the damage and prepare for the future.

“Australia is a country- a continent- on the front lines of climate change, with entire communities and eco-systems threatened by increasingly unpredictable natural disasters,” says Watson. “On this journey, I was so lucky to see amazing natural treasures worth fighting to protect and save.”

In “Warning to the World,” Watson traverses the rugged and remote Kangaroo Island, scubas in the Great Barrier Reef, explores the protected oasis of Lady Elliott Island and more of Australia’s diverse panorama.

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper is executive produced by Susan Chun.

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN connected TV and mobile apps on Sunday, May 5. “Warning to the World: Australia’s Climate Disasters” will also be available on demand beginning Monday, May 6 to pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN connected TV and mobile apps, and Cable Operator Platforms. Past episodes of The Whole Story are available to stream on demand now on Max.

The Whole Story is also available as a CNN Audio showcast. Visit CNN.com/audio or listen wherever you get your podcasts.


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