Film: Years of Living Dangerously, Ep, 9

10/09/2015 6:30 pm

60 Minutes This ground breaking, Emmy-winning Showtime documentary television series, consisting of 9 episodes, explores the human impact of climate change. Episode 9: MOVING A MOUNTAIN Michael C. Hall concludes his journey to Bangladesh, where rising seas are expected to submerge 17% of the country. He learns that global warming is a human rights, public health and foreign policy issue. M. Sanjayan questions top climate scientists in their fields who collect data from the past, such as ice core samples, that explain how our climate is changing. Friedman interviews President Barack Obama on climate change. He finds that climate can change so fast that it can wipe out a civilization and that "action taken to curb greenhouse emissions could have a measurable, helpful impact." Obama acknowledges that, to avoid the worst effects of global warming, we must leave some fossil fuels unexploited. He tells Friedman that "if you profess leadership in this country at this moment in our history, then you've got to recognize [that global warming] is going to be one of the most significant long-term challenges, if not the most significant long-term challenge, that this country faces and that the planet faces. ... when [the effects of climate change] start multiplying, then people start thinking '... We're going to reward politicians who talk to us honestly and seriously about this problem.'"

Event Location: 
Sierra Club - San Diego Chapter, 8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101, San Diego, CA 92111, USA