Nominated for two 2014 Emmys, this groundbreaking documentary series explores the human impact of climate change. In the series premiere, Harrison Ford investigates the effects of Indonesia’s palm oil industry. Don Cheadle visits a Texan town that has been economically devastated by drought. Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L. Friedman examines the role of climate change in Syria’s volatile state.
Harrison Ford continues his investigation into the global effects of the palm oil industry and the corruption that has ravaged the Indonesian landscape, resulting in the country being one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gas. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joins an elite team of wild-land firefighters as they battle a new breed of forest fires.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes shadows climate change denier, Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, for a year in Staten Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Conservationist M. Sanjayan travels to the ends of the earth - including Christmas Island - to 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.
60 MINUTES’ Lesley Stahl investigates the effects of global warming in the Arctic; In North Carolina, Ian Somerhalder listens in on both sides of the evangelical community’s debate over climate change – a debate that is not only religious, but familial. A father (a climate change-denying megachurch preacher) vs. his daughter (an activist trying to shut down the local coal-fired power plant).
Olivia Munn profiles the nation’s most climate-conscious governor - Jay Inslee of Washington State. New York Times columnist Mark Bittman probes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s evasion of the topic of man-made climate change - a scientific consensus Christie used to acknowledge, but steadfastly refused to discuss during the rush to rebuild the coastline post Superstorm Sandy.
America Ferrera profiles prominent climate 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 an investigation into natural gas, touted as “America’s energy source” and a way towards a cleaner, greener future. Is it true?
Michael C. Hall
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