Telling the climate story: Yale researcher advises on Showtime series
April 17, 2014
On April 13, Showtime aired the first episode of “Years of Living Dangerously,” a big-budget, nine-part documentary series illustrating the impacts of climate change across the planet. Among the executive producers are Academy Award-winning director James Cameron and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
While other filmmakers have tackled the problem of climate change before, “Years” creators Joel Bach and David Gelber wanted to make sure this story would resonate with as many viewers as possible. Early in the process they consulted with Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication at the School of Forestry and Environmental Science (F&ES).
In an interview, Leiserowitz describes some of the advice he shared with them — including insights from his “Six Americas” research.
Leiserowitz is only one of many Yale scholars and researchers studying issues of climate change and sustainability. The following is a look at just some of those experts and their discoveries.
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