Would you like to see Harrison Ford cuddling an orangutan orphaned by deforestation? Meet a scientist who studies ocean warming on Christmas Island? Or understand how drought helped cause today’s heart-rending human disaster in Syria?
These are among the stories told in Years of Living Dangerously, a brilliantly innovative new television series about climate change that previewed April 10 at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC before an overflow audience of more than 700.
The series makes climate change easily understandable by focusing on how it has adversely affected the lives of ordinary people. Through their experiences, audiences gain “a sense of the magnitude of the stakes, a visceral connection to what climate change means for real people individually,” said Daniel R. Abbasi, one of the series’ executive producers