How we engaged millions in climate stories

Despite extreme weather disasters across the world, we still don't see much reference to climate change in TV shows and media. Which is a real problem, because that is many people's reality, and has a huge influence on their beliefs and behaviour.

That's why I was so thrilled to be able to work on the TV series "Storm Warning!" for Discovery - a science show about serious storms and the people who survive them. Through the magic of TV, we taught millions of viewers in 30 countries about weather and climate every week.

But getting everyday people to tune in and stay with us for an hour to learn about things like the albedo effect wasn't easy. What was our secret? Storytelling.