Environmental Action Committee presents “Years of Living Dangerously” series

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Mount St. Joseph University's Environmental Action Committee (EAC) presents "Years of Living Dangerously"-- Winner of the 2014 Primetime Emmy for "Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series."

This groundbreaking documentary event Showtime television 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 today's most respected journalists.  If you have any questions, please contact Colleen McSwiggin at 513-244-4864 or colleen.mcswiggin@msj.edu.


March 5 -- Part 4: “Ice & Brimstone” -- 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl travels to Greenland to investigate the effects of global warming in the Arctic; Down south, Ian Somerhalder travels to North Carolina to listen in on both sides of the evangelical community's debate over climate change. Somerhalder finds himself entrenched in the middle of not only a religious debate, but a familial one. The father: a megachurch preacher who doesn't believe in climate change. The daughter: an activist trying to shut down the local coal-fired power plant.


March 19 -- Part 5: “True Colors” -- Olivia Munn profiles climate-conscious governor Jay Inslee of Washington State, and together they discuss the issues he's faced since being elected. Meanwhile, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman probes New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on the topic of man-made climate change during the rebuilding of his state's coastline post-Superstorm Sandy. Christie used to acknowledge the scientific consensus on climate change, but steadfastly refused to discuss it during the rush to rebuild.

March 26 -- Part 6: “Winds of Change” -- America Ferrera profiles prominent climate change 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 a yearlong investigation into natural gas, which has been touted as "America's energy source" and a way towards a cleaner, greener future. Is it true?

April 2 -- Part 7: “Revolt, Rebuild, Renew” -- Three stories provide insight into the economic costs and opportunities of global warming. Jessica Alba meets three members of Climate Corps-an innovative MBA-focused program developed by The Environmental Defense Fund - as they try to convince America's top corporations that sustainability can actually boost their bottom lines. Having traveled in episode one to investigate drought in Syria, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman finds himself in Egypt to explore how what happens in the wheat fields of Kansas plays out on the volatile streets of Cairo...

April 9 -- Part 8: “A Dangerous Future” -- Matt Damon takes viewers on an investigation into the impact of extreme heat on human health and mortality. With a focus on startling new research from leading scientists and researchers, Damon uncovers the ways in which climate change and rising temperatures are becoming a public health emergency locally, nationally and globally. Michael C. Hall journeys to the low-lying deltaic country of Bangladesh where rising seas are expected to submerge 17% of the nation. Hall explores the prediction that by 2050, the migration of upwards of 150 million people...

April 16 -- Part 9: “Moving a Mountain” -- Michael C. Hall concludes his journey to Bangladesh where rising seas are expected to submerge 17% of the nation. After traveling to Christmas Island in episode three, M. Sanjayan returns to further address and question some of the top climate scientists in their fields as they collect key data unlocking the past and future of our planet's changing climate. His destination: Tupungatito, the northernmost historically active stratovolcano in the southern Andes.