Join us now and be one of the first to watch the season premiere of the Showtime documentary series on climate change, Years of Living Dangerously.
This first episode follows Harrison as he travels to Indonesia to investigate how the world’s appetite for palm oil—an ingredient in everything from candy bars to laundry detergent—has led to massive deforestation and turned that country into one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, the driver of human caused climate change.
We also see actor Don Cheadle connect the dots on the drought in Texas, cattle farming and food processing. We hear from New York Times veteran correspondent Thomas Freidman as he looks at the connection between war, famine and climate change through the lens of the Syrian humanitarian crisis and civil war. Grab the kids in your life, and watch it now!
I’ve been connecting the dots between climate change and all three of these issues for some time now, but having Director James Cameron (and these powerful public figures share the facts in words and pictures) is incredibly powerful.
Watch the Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Episode here:
Listen to the Green Divas interview with Mary Anne Hitt and Mary Jane Joyner, who were both in Years of Living Dangerously episode four, The Preachers Daughter.
The team at Years of Living Dangerously is also developing some wonderful educational tools and resources to help you continue the conversation.
With the release of the latest working group report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on April 1st, and the dire and difficult facts that it shared, we are heartened by this powerful reporting by mainstream media that is now taking place on climate change and our role in causing it. On April 6th, Ann Curry and NBC News aired a primetime one hour special on climate change, Our Year of Extremes. Check in with us for information on reruns of this NBC special, as it was powerful, important and incredibly well done, as well.
Remind your kids, as we know from Spiderman, with “great power [knowledge=power] comes great responsibility.” There is no debate, we are living climate change now. Tackling it, and creating a livable future for us all, presents many challenges. Yet these challenges bring exciting opportunities for us to change the crash course we are on, and reshape the future. Help your friends, family and colleagues be part of this exciting opportunity as well.
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Harriet Shugarman is the Executive Director and Founder of Climate Mama and a long time Climate Leader and Mentor with The Climate Reality Project. Speaker, writer, presenter and “mom-activist,” Harriet travels the country educating, informing and rallying audiences around the realities of climate change and how people can feel empowered to take individual and collective action – in their homes, businesses and in their communities. Harriet has worn many hats over the course of her life: ski instructor, orchard worker and even one time skydiver! Harriet spent most of her professional life working as an economist and policy analyst, including 13 years as a representative for the International Monetary Fund at the United Nations. Harriet sits on several boards and chairs numerous regional and local environmental committees, including her New Jersey town’s Environmental Commission and works regularly with national, state and local organizations to lobby for legislative change on climate and environmental issues. She is the mother of two teens who are her inspiration and motivation for everything that she does!