The powerful cable television series Years of Living Dangerously, a remarkable view of the human impacts of climate change that we reviewed several times earlier this year, returns to television in rerun form this weekend.
If you missed the compelling series the first time, you really owe it to yourself (and to all of us) to check it out the second time around. The science is in. Years of Living Dangerously features critical stories of heartbreak, hope, and heroism as our race to save the planet continues. People who downplay the seriousness of this scientifically solid and world-recognized challenge facing us are especially encouraged to watch.
- Friday, 9/5 – 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm ET/PT
- Saturday, 9/6 – 7pm, 8pm and 9pm ET/PT
- Sunday, 9/7 – 7pm, 8pm and 9pm ET/PT
At the end of last month, this production won the 2014 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series at the televised 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Here’s what the latest news release has to say about the series:
“From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, Years of Living Dangerously combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of top Hollywood movie makers with the reporting expertise of Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists. The series brought intimate stories of triumph and tragedy into the homes of millions of Americans this spring.”
The often baffling science of climate change, marked by relatively small changes that are often invisible to lay observers, is finally something the larger public can immediately understand here in the format of the finest mainstream cable television.
The series comes packaged in investigative reporting, interviews with experts, community members, business leaders, celebrities, and government leaders throughout the United States, and even across the globe.
The series producers, writers, and correspondents found that politics is definitely getting in the way of solutions—even the little ones—that can reduce or slow the growth of climate change.
Health and economic impacts, as well as geopolitics, are at the heart of the urgency of the climate change issue. Polls show that many Americans don’t associate these phenomena with our changing environment—but watch Years of Living Dangerously, and you will.
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