Bakersfield and San Joaquin Valley residents with an interest in the environment in general and climate change in particular have no doubt been enjoying Showtime's new documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously. In a bold move to bring the subject to the masses in a different manner, several of Hollywood's biggest and most powerful actors, directors, and producers have joined together to tell the story of climate change from a people impact perspective.
The effort has resulted in a refreshing change from the technical and oftentimes acrimonious "debate" between those armed with scientific knowledge about the subject and deniers who refuse to acknowledge anything that strays from their personal feelings and beliefs. Each episode consists of separate vignettes that tell a different part of the climate change story and how people and governments from different parts of the world have been, are, and will be affected by anthropogenic climate change.
Powerful, moving, dramatic, educational, and with excellent, state-of-the-art technical and production values, the series is not to be missed if you care about the environment.
Here is a list of nine of Hollywood's elite who are involved in the production: