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Showtime’s gripping climate TV series captures tragedy and triumph of human drama on global scale

Watch entire Episode 1 below — “Years of Living Dangerously” – “Prepare not to be disappointed.”

Documentary runs for 8 weeks, premiering Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 PM EDT on Showtime

No 1028 Posted by fw, April 8, 2014

“Powerful message on a critical global issue through punchy storytelling and an emphasis on ‘real people’ confronting a warming planet….It’s stunning. It’s beautifully produced and shot. It’s dramatic. It’s about “real people” and their real lives, and not just ivy tower scientists, celebrity actors, and climate geeks. And it rests on a firm foundation of science.”Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media

Watch the full, 59-minute Episode 1 below.

But first, here’s an excerpt of a review published by the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media. To read the full review, click on the following linked title.

A ‘Plug’ for Showtime’s Coming ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ by Editor, Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media, April 3, 2014

The upcoming Showtime documentary series knits together a powerful message on a critical global issue through punchy storytelling and an emphasis on ‘real people’ confronting a warming planet.

Prepare to be not disappointed.

Repeat: Not.

It’s risky advice, of course, when suggesting a television documentary to people you don’t actually know. And particularly when the documentary itself runs not one or two hours. Or even three. But rather, over a period of weeks, eight.

All the more dicey when the subject of the documentary, as in this case, involves climate change, an issue many in the public may prefer to ingest in small bites. And sometimes, let’s be honest, not even then, given the often somber messaging by necessity involved. And add to the equation the fact that this particular documentary, airing on one of those extra-fee “premium” cable channels, for many may entail shelling-out a bit more of that hard-earned discretionary spending.

Add it all up, and what have you got?

The advice stands. Prepare to be not disappointed, not in the least. The eight-part “Years of Living Dangerously” Showtime series beginning April 13 (see related article) is worthy of the high hopes. It’s stunning. It’s beautifully produced and shot. It’s dramatic. It’s about “real people” and their real lives, and not just ivy tower scientists, celebrity actors, and climate geeks. And it rests on a firm foundation of science.

Years of Living Dangerously, Episode 1, in full

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