A new documentary, It’s Okay to Panic, is a compelling story about a high-ranking Polish climate scientist’s mission to convince people that climate change is a real and imminent problem. “Many of us don’t realise the climate catastrophe is coming and this is the very last moment that we can do something about it,” says Szymon Malinowski, 62, director of the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Warsaw, at the start of the film. “I can’t stop thinking about it and I try to tell everyone because we must wake up.”

The professional climate educator is rational yet emotionally connected, ...


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