Climate Emergency Resources
Hollywood, Health & Society assists with research, providing a range of information from experts for storylines on topics that include rising oceans caused by melting glaciers, the increase of extreme weather, and the spread of infectious diseases. Below are links to the latest materials and reports on climate change, and HHS' work on the topic. Visit our Climate Emergency page for more information.
- Tip Sheets—Facts and information that writers can use
- World Environment Situation Room—UN data, information and knowledge on global environment
- White House Fact Sheet—Prioritizing climate in foreign policy and national security
- Congressional Research Service on U.S. Climate Policy—U.S. federal policymakers and stakeholders have different viewpoints regarding what, if anything, to do about future climate change and related impacts.
- Good Energy Playbook—Storytelling in the age of climate change
- Producers Guild Green Production Guide—A toolkit created by the studios and industry professionals to help plan, communicate, implement, and track sustainable production practices on set, calculate a show’s carbon emissions, or help green content.
- What You Can Do—Eight ways to go beyond changing lightbulbs
- CDC Fact Sheet—Climate and health
- Paris Climate Agreement—The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on Dec. 12, 2015 and went into effect on Nov. 4, 2016. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.
- National Climate Assessment: Impacts on the U.S.—Explore highlights or the full report on the impact of climate change on the U.S.
- Dept. of Defense Adaptation Roadmap—Future trends that the Pentagon believes pose risks to U.S. national security.
- NASA Earth Sciences Mission—How the space agency says we can prepare for the future on a changed planet.
- IPCC Assessment—Fact sheets and useful links from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- The UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Transforming Our World—A plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.
- "Racing Extinction"—If climate change goes unchecked, humanity won't go out with a bang but more likely with a whimper.
- What's So Funny About Climate Change?—If global warming is such serious business, why do TV comedians get it right, covering the issue better—and more often—than films, dramatic series and even the nightly news?
- "Extreme Realities" Screening and Panel—Global warming’s connection with national security “is a mission reality, not a political debate.”
- "Inuk" Screening and Panel—As it turns out, Southern California and the Arctic have a lot more in common than you might think.
- NASA/JPL in 3-D—We took more than 35 film and TV writers and producers on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the sprawling campus to learn about climate change and mitigation efforts from the scientists and engineers working on the front lines to address the crisis.
- The Lost World—Hollywood, Health & Society led a select group of writers on a “Jurassic Park”-style tour of remote Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Santa Barbara to learn about the effects of climate change, wildlife restoration efforts and how to live in a sustainable, off-the-grid environment.
- Close Encounters at NASA/JPL—At the space-age-looking entry gate was a sign next to the familiar NASA logo that read “Welcome to Our Universe.” The writers and producers entering the JPL complex were on a mission to learn about climate change from some of the world’s top scientists and engineers.
- "Chasing Ice"—Photographer James Balog’s hauntingly powerful 2012 documentary about Earth’s disappearing glaciers
Sentinel Awards Winners/Finalists
- Madam Secretary (CBS)—"The New Normal," 2019
- Explorer: Bill Nye's Global Meltdown (National Geographic Channel)—2016
- How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things That Climate Can't Change (HBO)—2016
- Vice: Our Rising Oceans (HBO)—2015
- Years of Living Dangerously (Showtime)—"A Dangerous Future," 2014
- The Simpsons (FOX)—"Opposites A-Frack," 2014
- Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink (Smithsonian Channel)—2014
- Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)—2013
- Angry Birds Champions for Earth Tournament—Hollywood, Health & Society provided climate-related facts and helped line up celebrity spokespeople for the Angry Birds Champions for Earth tournament. Danny DeVito, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle were among the actors who had Angry Birds avatars created in their likeness.
- Watch: "2036"—HH&S interviewed students ages 7-12 at schools and other venues about global warming, capturing their often funny and insightful thoughts on hopes for the planet's future.