'Fortitude' Shows the Real-Life Implications of Climate Change and Global Warming

Spoiler Alert: In the final episode of ' Investigate "Fortitude," ' EcoHealth Alliance experts analyze the central mystery in the show and explain the ramifications of global disease outbreaks.
Apr 9, 2015·
TakePart Staff

Inspired by the real-world issues presented in Fortitude, the new drama starring Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon, Pivot TV and EcoHealth Alliance have teamed up to create Investigate “Fortitude,” a nine-part video series, hosted by Jacob Soboroff, that explores the real-life science behind the show. Through interviews with top scientists—epidemiologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and Arctic experts—Investigate “Fortitude uncovers how the unintentional effects of climate change lead to important, unexpected, and fascinating realities.

The ninth and final episode of Investigate “Fortitude is inspired by the shocking discovery of the parasitic wasps in the season finale of Fortitude, as Natalie walks Markuss through the larvae's life cycle - from thawing in the permafrost to finding human hosts and spreading throughout the town. This discovery sparks conversation on the real-life prevalence of infectious diseases moving from animal to human populations and the ramifications of disease outbreaks around the world.

Watch more videos, discover the truth, and take part in the solutions around these issues at InvestigateFortitude.com now.

Investigate 'Fortitude,' and Discover the Real Science Behind the Show 9 VIDEOS

'Fortitude' Shows the Real-Life Implications of Climate Change and Global Warming

Spoiler Alert: In the final episode of ' Investigate "Fortitude," ' EcoHealth Alliance experts analyze the central mystery in the show and explain the ramifications of global disease outbreaks.

The Parasites in 'Fortitude' Are Scary, but the Ones in Real Life Are Downright Terrifying

This week's episode of 'Investigate 'Fortitude" ' discusses the frightening yet real parasites of the world, known and unknown, and how to avoid them.

Environmental Toxins Are Making Us Sick, and We're to Blame?

This week's episode of 'Investigate "Fortitude" ' discusses the impact of humans on the environment and how it contributes to emerging diseases.

Can Infectious Diseases Affect Your State of Mind?

Dr. Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance explains the effect of physical diseases on the mental state and how these viruses use it to their advantage.

Are Melting Ice Caps Causing Houses in the Arctic to Sink?

This week's episode of 'Investigate "Fortitude" ' explores the environmental and economical impacts of melting permafrost on Arctic societies.

As Permafrost Melts, Chances of Discovering Mammoth Fossils Increase

EcoHealth Alliance experts discuss the likelihood of finding more mammoth fossils as the Arctic permafrost thaws in the fourth installment of 'Investigate "Fortitude." '

Could Warming Temperatures Resurrect Deadly Diseases?

EcoHealth Alliance experts discuss how melting ice caps could resurrect thousand-year-old viruses in the third installment of "Investigate 'Fortitude.' "

Should You Spend Your Next Spring Break in the Arctic Circle?

This video breaks down the ecological and economic impacts of ice hotels—as well as the environmental effects of global warming—in the Arctic.

Does Being Unprepared Increase Your Chance of Contracting An Infectious Disease?

Jacob Soboroff and EcoHealth Alliance experts discuss the implications of infectious diseases in the first episode of 'Investigate "Fortitude." '
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