Published on Nov 15, 2012
NOTICE SOMETHING STRANGE?
What’s Happening to Our Weather?
WELCOME TO THE NEW NORMAL
EXTREME WEATHER + CLIMATE CHANGE = NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS
There exists today a new and alarming environmental challenge — the link between extreme weather events, climate change, and national security threats — and it’s featured in our upcoming Journey to Planet Earth episode “Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security.”
THERE ARE SOLUTIONS, BUT WE NEED TO ACT TODAY
Featuring Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Friedman, environmental visionary Lester Brown, former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, and our host/narrator Matt Damon.
Extreme Realities: Program Preview
Investigates extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security.
Hosted and narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to our national security. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Friedman, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and environmental visionary Lester Brown, the documentary focuses on recent political conflicts and severe weather events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, India, the Middle East, the United States, and the Arctic.
In the wake of these disasters, Extreme Realities addresses three fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of an altered reality – a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats?
Hosted by Matt Damon, “Journey to Planet Earth” is a current PBS series that explores the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit. The series is designed to help viewers cope with the complexities of developing an agenda to deal with the most important environmental issues of the 21st century.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, sociology, and history.
The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Marilyn & Hal Weiner of Screenscope Films in association with South Carolina ETV.