The series tells the biggest story of our time: climate change and its impact on people. Over the course of up to eight episodes, the series travels to Texas, Kansas, California, Colorado, New York, Maine, the Carolinas, Florida, the Middle East, Africa, the Andes, the North Pole, Indonesia, Bangladesh and the South Pacific to feature character-driven narratives with real people facing the crippling effects of climate change-related weather events, the politics of global warming and the efforts made to find solutions to the problem.
The correspondents are Jessica Alba, Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrera, Harrison Ford, Thomas Friedman, Michael C. Hall, Chris Hayes, Olivia Munn, Dr. M. Sanjayan, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Lesley Stahl.
Correspondents include Jack Black, Ty Burrell, James Cameron, Thomas Friedman, Joshua Jackson, David Letterman, Aasif Mandvi, Olivia Munn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ian Somerhalder and Cecily Strong — all giving first-person accounts from locations, shockingly close to home, where the effects of climate change are most prevalent. They cover crucial issues like severe hurricanes, historic droughts and the rapidly increasing extinction rate of our planet's wildlife. The result is a gritty and raw look at not only how our species has impacted our planet, but also how we can save it for future generations.
"Years of Living Dangerously" was created by former "60 Minutes" producers Joel Bach and David Gelber (winners of a combined 11 Emmy Awards) and executive produced by James Cameron ("Avatar," "Titanic"), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Weintraub (producer of the "Ocean's Eleven" franchise) and climate change expert Daniel Abbasi. Former "60 Minutes" producer Solly Granatstein (winner of seven Emmy Awards) and Avatar Alliance Foundation executive director Maria Wilhelm are co-executive producers. Chris Cooper-Hohn, Rena Shulsky David, Jeremy Grantham, Barbara and Amos Hostetter, Christian Kruger, as well as Susan and Stephen Mandel are co-producers of the series. Joseph Romm, former Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy, author and editor of ClimateProgress.org is the chief science advisor for the series.