Years of Living Dangerously – Documentary
All showings 12:30–2 p.m. in W181/183
|Monday, September 28|
Dry Season | View Trailer
docu-series about the human impacts of climate change. Harrison Ford
goes to Indonesia to investigate how the world’s appetite for palm oil
has inadvertently created one of the largest emitters of greenhouse
gases. Back in the U.S., Don Cheadle meets a climate scientist and Evangelical
Christian, with a very different explanation for the Texas drought.
And, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L. Friedman travels to Syria,
examining how climate change can be a stress point in a volatile
political situation. Series premiere.
Monday, October 19
End of the Woods | View Trailer
Ford continues his investigation into the global effects of the palm
oil industry, exploring the corruption that has deforested the
Indonesian landscape and created the world’s largest emitter of
greenhouse gases. Meanwhile, Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joins
an elite team of wild-land firefighters known as “Hot Shots” as they
battle a new breed of forest fires made more deadly by climate change,
and discovers another killer wiping out trees at an even faster rate
than the fires.
Monday, November 16
The Surge | View Trailer
Chris Hayes shadows Staten Island’s Republican Congressman – and
climate change skeptic – Michael Grimm in the wake of Superstorm Sandy,
questioning what he might have learned about climate change in the
process. Conservationist M. Sanjayan travels to the far ends of the
earth – including Christmas Island – to interview some of the world’s
top climate scientists as they collect key data unlocking the future of
our planet’s changing climate.
Monday, December 7
Ice & Brimstone | View Trailer
Stahl of 60 Minutes travels to Greenland to investigate the effects of
global warming in the Arctic. Down south, Ian Somerhalder travels to
North Carolina to listen in on both sides of the evangelical community’s
debate over climate change and finds himself caught in the middle of
not only a religious debate, but a familial one: the father is a
megachurch preacher who doesn’t believe in climate change; the daughter
is an activist trying to shut down the local coal-fired power plant.
Monday, February 15
True Colors | View Trailer
Munn profiles climate-conscious Governor Jay Inslee of Washington
State, discussing the issues he’s faced since being elected. Meanwhile,
New York Times columnist Mark Bittman probes New Jersey Governor Chris
Christie on the topic of man-made climate change during the rebuilding
of his state’s coastline in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Christie
once acknowledged the scientific consensus on climate change, but
steadfastly refused to discuss it during the rush to rebuild.
Monday, February 29
Winds of Change | View Trailer
Ferrera profiles prominent skeptic James Taylor of the Heartland
Institute as he crusades against clean energy, and investigates the
battle over the future of renewable energy in the US. New York Times
columnist Mark Bittman returns to conduct a yearlong investigation into
natural gas, which has been touted as “America’s energy source” and a
way toward a cleaner, greener future. But is it true?
Monday, March 28
Revolt, Rebuild, Renew | View Trailer
Alba meets three members of Climate Corps – an innovative MBA-focused
program – as they try to convince America’s corporations that
sustainability can actually boost their bottom lines. Pulitzer
Prize-winner Thomas L. Friedman finds himself in Egypt to explore how
what happens in the wheat fields of Kansas plays out on the volatile
streets of Cairo. And MSNBC’s Chris Hayes reveals an intimate story
about life after Superstorm Sandy, with the most economically vulnerable
trying to survive the impacts of climate change.
Monday, April 11
A Dangerous Future | View Trailer
Damon investigates the impact of extreme heat on human health and
mortality, with a focus on research that has uncovered how rising
temperatures are creating a worldwide public health emergency. Michael
C. Hall visits Bangladesh to explore the prediction that by 2050, a
global migration of upward of 150 million people will produce the single
most daunting burden to our future. And Thomas L. Friedman travels to
Yemen to conclude his look into how climate stress can push volatile
political situations over the edge.
Monday, April 25
Moving a Mountain | View Trailer
C. Hall concludes his journey to the low-lying country of Bangladesh,
where rising seas are expected to ultimately submerge 17% of the nation.
Conservationist M. Sanjayan returns to further question some of the
world’s top climate scientists as they collect key data unlocking the
past and future of our planet’s changing climate. His destination: Tupungatito, the northernmost historically active stratovolcano in the southern Andes. Series finale.