Apr 11, 2015

LIVING OUR YEARS DANGEROUSLY!

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April, marking what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement, which began in the United States of America in 1970. Today, Earth Day is celebrated internationally as an on-going effort to fight for a cleaner and more sustainable planet.

In conjunction with Earth Day, FOX International Channels (FIC) brings ‘Years of Living Dangerously’, which won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series in the 2014 Emmy Awards as well as being the first honouree of the 2014 Environmental Media Awards, to awaken our social consciousness and inspire us to make a change.



‘Years of Living Dangerously’, the multi-part television series on climate change and its impact on people, will make its debut on the National Geographic Channel on Monday, 13 April 2015 at 11pm.

Over the course of nine episodes, the show will chronicle celebrities like Jessica Alba, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, America Ferrera, Mark Bittman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, to name a few, going into the field to speak to real people who are dealing with the crippling effects of climate change-related weather events.

“In line with our efforts to bring viewers the best of entertainment first, we are pleased to air the premiere of ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ in celebration of Earth Day. What’s exciting about the show is that throughout the nine episodes, viewers will get to follow these well-known celebrities investigating the impact of climate change and trying to get to the root of the problem,” said Ms. Penny Tan, Marketing Director of FIC.



“The programme intends to spark an interest and create awareness on the realities of climate change and its actual impact on our lives, and the lives of millions around the world,” she added.

Said to be the biggest story of our time, the series will feature gripping, character-driven narratives with uncertain outcomes, the politics of global warming and the efforts made by individuals, communities, companies and governments to find solutions to the problem.

Join FIC in celebrating Earth Day and tune in to catch the real-life stories on climate change and more this April. Viewers can catch all nine episodes of ‘Years of Living Dangerously’, at 11.00pm from 13 – 23 April, only on the National Geographic Channel (ASTRO Channel 553) and National Geographic Channel HD (ASTRO Channel 573)




Please check out the show’s episode guide here....


*National Geographic Channel (ASTRO Channel 553) & National Geographic Channel HD (ASTRO Channel 573)

Years of Living Dangerously
Premieres Monday, 13th April at 11pm
Years of Living Dangerously is global warming as you’ve never seen it before.  This multi-part television event tells the biggest story of our time: climate change and its impact on people.  Over the course of nine episodes, Jessica Alba, Matt Damon, Harrison Ford, America Ferrera, Mark Bittman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to name a few, go into the field to meet the real people facing the all-too-often crippling effects of climate change-related weather events. The series features gripping, character-driven narratives, with uncertain outcomes, the politics of global warming, and the efforts made by individuals, communities, companies and governments to find solutions to the problem.

Years of Living Dangerously – Dry Season                    
Premieres Monday, 13th April at 11pm
The series premiere of this globetrotting docu-series about the human impacts of climate change explores the devastating effects of extreme drought and deforestation. Harrison Ford travels to Indonesia to investigate how corruption, illegality and the world's seemingly unquenchable appetite for palm oil have combined to ravage the landscape and make that country one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases through deforestation. Back in the U.S., Don Cheadle visits Plainview, TX where a community once reliant on a meat-packing plant for its livelihood is looking for answers. Many blame the drought that caused the plant's closure on the will of God or say it's part of a natural cycle, however, Katharine Hayhoe-a climate scientist and Evangelical Christian-has a very different explanation.

Years of Living Dangerously – End of the Woods
Premieres Tuesday, 14th April at 11pm
In episode two, Harrison Ford continues his investigation into the global effects of the palm oil industry and further explores the corruption that has ravaged the Indonesian landscape resulting in the country being one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases through deforestation. Meanwhile, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joins an elite team of wild-land firefighters-known as the "Hot Shots"-as they battle a new breed of forest fires, one made more deadly by climate change. He also discovers another killer wiping out trees at an even faster rate than forest fires.


Years of Living Dangerously – The Surge
Premieres Wednesday, 15th April at 11pm
In episode three, MSNBC's Chris Hayes shadows climate change skeptic, Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, for a year in Staten Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and questions what he might have learned about climate change in the process, and conservationist M. Sanjayan travels to the ends of the earth-including Christmas Island-to question some of the world's top climate scientists as they collect key data unlocking the past and future of our planet's changing climate.

Years of Living Dangerously – Ice & Brimstone
Premieres Thursday, 16th April at 11pm


In episode four, 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.

Years of Living Dangerously – True Colors
Premieres Friday, 17th April at 11pm
In episode five, 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.

Years of Living Dangerously – Winds of Change
Premieres Monday, 20th April at 11pm
In episode six, 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?



Years of Living Dangerously – Revolt  
Premieres Tuesday, 21st April at 11pm
In episode seven, three stories provide insight into the economic costs and opportunities of global warming. Jessica Alba meets three members of Climate Corps-an innovative 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. MSNBC's Chris Hayes returns to reveal an intimate story about life after Superstorm Sandy, with the most economically vulnerable trying to survive the impacts of climate change.

Years of Living Dangerously – A Dangerous Future
Premieres Wednesday, 22nd April at 11pm
In episode eight, 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 worldwide will be the single most worrisome impact of our climate-changed future. Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman concludes his investigation of three Middle Eastern nations-Syria, Egypt, and now Yemen-to witness how climate change can be a stressor that can take a volatile political situation and push it over the edge.

Years of Living Dangerously – Moving A Mountain
Premieres Thursday, 23rd April at 11pm
In the season finale, 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.

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