Years of Living Dangerously

Series Summary
Climate change is one of today's most hotly debated topics, not only in America but around the world. This series features firsthand accounts from people who have been affected by the occurrence, with a team of correspondents from the entertainment and news industries traveling around the world to report on effects of global warming and what people are doing to find solutions for it. Among the stories told are Oscar-winner Matt Damon's reporting on the health impact of heat waves around the globe, Golden Globe-winner Michael C. Hall's traveling to Bangladesh to get a vision of the future, and Emmy-winning journalist Lesley Stahl's heading to Greenland to examine the fate of the Arctic. Actors Don Cheadle, Harrison Ford and Jessica Alba are among the other entertainment icons who contribute reports to the hourlong episodes. The roster of executive producers includes James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Documentary, Environment

Network: SHOW

Next Episode:

Season 2, Ep. 1 : A Race Against Time Oct 30, 2016

David Letterman travels to India, where the government has committed to one of the most ambitious renewable energy plans on Earth.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Moving a MountainJun 9, 2014

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    Michael C. Hall concludes his journey to Bangladesh; conservationist M. Sanjayan travels to Tupungatito, an active stratovolcano in the southern Andes.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : A Dangerous FutureJun 2, 2014

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    Matt Damon researches the impact of extreme heat on human health and mortality; Michael C. Hall explores the burdens of vast global migration; Thomas L. Friedman ends his look at climate stress and political volatility.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Revolt, Rebuild, RenewMay 26, 2014

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    Jessica Alba meets members of Climate Corps as they sell corporations on sustainability; Thomas L. Friedman explores how what happens in Kansas plays out in Cairo; Chris Hayes with a story about life after Superstorm Sandy.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Winds of ChangeMay 19, 2014

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    America Ferrera profiles the Heartland Institute's James Taylor as he crusades against clean energy; Mark Bittman conducts a yearlong investigation into the truths behind natural gas.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : True ColorsMay 12, 2014

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    Olivia Munn profiles climate-conscious Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State; columnist Mark Bittman questions New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on man-made climate change during the rush to rebuild post-Sandy.

ratings & reviews

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  • The science/star-power combo lends both a sense of urgency and a cinematic sparkle. [11 Apr 2014, p.60] Show More

  • You might assume that this meant sacrificing some measure of journalistic credibility in the quest for attention. But the truth is, Mr. Ford and Mr. Cheadle are just as good as any seasoned television correspondent at the newsmagazine drill. Show More

  • The statistics used are occasionally mind-boggling (enough forest lost every year to cover Germany), and the stars’ intense reactions at times perhaps a little too studied. Nevertheless, the producers build a compelling case, and keep the production moving by flitting among two or three separate celeb investigators in each hour. Show More

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