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This groundbreaking documentary event series explores the human impact of climate change. 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.National Geographic Channel (NGC) (@NatGeoChannel) and The Years Project announced today, 17 September 2015 the return of the Emmy® award-winning documentary series Years of Living Dangerously, a thought-provoking and ambitious cinematic television event that will delve even deeper into the highly debated issue of climate change. The new season of the critically acclaimed series will air exclusively on NGC in 2016 in 171 countries and 45 languages. Years of Living Dangerously will once again feature some of Hollywood's biggest influencers who are passionate about environmental issues, and will reveal emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet.Correspondents will include Jack Black, Ty Burrell, James Cameron, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder andCecily Strong— with more names to be announced soon — all giving first-person accounts from locations, shockingly close to home, where the effects of climate change are most prevalent. They will cover crucial issues like severe hurricanes, historic droughts and the rapidly increasing extinction rate of our planet's wildlife. The result will be a gritty and raw look at not only how our species has impacted our planet, but also how we can save it for future generations.The Emmy-winning climate change series, returns for a second season. From Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new season premiers on National Geographic Channel at a special date and time on Sunday, October 30, at 8/7c, before moving to its regularly scheduled time of Wednesday's at 10/9c.Season two correspondents will include David Letterman, Narendra Modi, Cecily Strong, Jack Black, Ian Somerhalder, Gisele Bündchen, Ty Burrell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thomas Friedman, Nikki Reed, Aasif Mandvi, Bradley Whitford, America Ferrera, Sigourney Weaver.
David Lettermantravels to India to investigate the country's efforts to expand its inadequate energy grid, power its booming economy and bring electricity for the first time to 300 million citizens. He interviews Prime Minister Narendra Modi, travels to rural villages where power is a scarce luxury and explores the US role in India's energy future. In Florida and Nevada, Cecily Strong finds former officials and other insiders who reveal how utility companies are blocking the growth of solar energy in the US.
Jack Black explores how Miami and other low-lying coastal areas can survive rising seas. Although the political and business community is largely in denial, he finds a few legislators, residents, activists and scientists racing to solve the problem before disaster strikes. Ian Somerhalder travels to the Bahamas where he dives with scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to learn about potential superstorms
In Africa, Thomas Friedman finds an increasing population of refugees fleeing wars, rising sea-levels and hurricanes. Don Cheadleexplores how governor Jerry Brown is fighting the historic California drought while also fighting climate change. A Central Valley scientist shows Cheadle the danger of a global water and food crisis.
Ty Burrell looks into the progress of electric vehicles (EVs) and automated vehicles, from Silicon Valley's technology innovators to Atlanta, Georgia, where generous EV incentives were recently killed. Arnold Schwarzenegger explores how the military is adapting to climate change by increasing energy efficiency and using renewables. In Kuwait, he sees how fuel convoy's are responsible for most US soldier deaths.
At the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Joshua Jackson investigates the impacts of ocean warming on coral reefs and looks at the predicted impact of ocean acidification. He travels to the Philippines, whose citizens heavily rely on healthy reefs for food and other ocean products and protection from storms. Nikki Reed looks at the best single solution for climate change: putting a price on carbon. She joins activists and interviews the mayor of Vancouver, were carbon pricing has been a success.
In Kenya, Aasif Mandvi explores the threat of climate change poses to endangered species. Drought is compounding poaching and loss of habitat. In Washington, DC, Bradley Whitford looks at the progress of activists like Jay Butera on persuading Republicans to forge bipartisan efforts to act on climate change.
Burning coal remains a major source of energy, emitting toxic pollutants and climate-altering carbon dioxide. In Illinois America Ferrerameets with activists who want to shut down a local coal plant, and with a mayor who want to keep it open. She learns about an option that can provide clean energy and green jobs. Sigourney Weaver investigates China's impact on on today's global environment, and the progress it is making to reduce emissions even as its economy grows.
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