Rather than tuning into trash TV, this is the perfect time to watch a movie/doc/show that expands my mind, gives me fodder for intelligent conversation (for when I am feeling up to it) and makes me feel like I’m actually doing something productive, without actually having to do anything.
Recently the IPCC (the UN’s group that is focused on climate change) has released reports indicating that the climate is changing. On the heels of the third US National Climate Assessment published in May, it seems like everyone important, including President Obama, is weighing in on climate change, what it means and what we should do. Stephen Colbert is recommending a laissez-faire approach. “F**k it,” he says. “I wanted to pass the problem along to our grandchildren.” Others are calling for action and I’m just left confused by so much of what’s being written on the subject. I have to agree with Colbert’s statement that, “Doing anything about it is — and I don’t want to get to technical here — hard.” Thank goodness the man who brought us Titanic is determined to help save the melting icebergs and is mobilizing Hollywood to help us sort it all out.
“Years of Living Dangerously” is a visually stunning docu-series from Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger that brings together respected journalists and big name Hollywood stars, including Harrison Ford, to explore the issues of climate change and engage us with stories of human triumph and tragedy. You can view the first episode for free online and watch new and repeat episodes on Showtime, airs Mondays at 8pm ET/PT.