We interviewed students ages 7 to 12 at schools and other venues in Los Angeles, capturing their remarkable and often funny thoughts on global warming and their hopes for the planet’s future in a short movie titled 2036.
Clay Igo on the big Texas heat: “It seems like it is doin’ nothing but getting hotter, and drier, and less rain, yearly,” says the rancher from Plainview, Texas.
A NASA-JPL climate scientist made the global come into sharp local focus when he was asked during a recent panel about the vanishing ice in northern Greenland, the dramatic backdrop for the film Inuk and its story of traditional ways being threatened by global warming.
And the winners are … Our 2014 Sentinel Awards will honor exemplary achievements in TV storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.
Hollywood, Health & Society assists with research, providing a range of information from experts for storylines on topics, from rising seas to melting glaciers, the increase of extreme weather to the spread of infectious diseases, from the Arctic to L.A. In addition, here are links to a few key documents including the UN’s landmark Paris agreement to Pentagon papers on climate change as a “threat multiplier” to national security.
For more than a decade HH&S has provided the entertainment industry with access to top health experts to increase the quality and quantity of health storylines in TV, film and new media—reaching millions of people worldwide. That effort includes the vital topic of climate change, with generous support from The Aileen Getty Foundation, the Grantham Foundation, ClimateWorks and the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Use links below to download some of our one-sheets.
An invitation-only audience was treated to a special screening of “Chasing Ice,” photographer James Balog’s hauntingly powerful 2012 documentary about Earth’s disappearing glaciers, on May 23 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Co-sponsored by Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, and the Environmental Media Association, the event featured a panel conversation with Paula DuPre Pesmen, a producer for the documentary, and the film’s writer, Mark Monroe. They were joined by two climate scientists—Dr. Josh Willis of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Bunje, senior director for prize development at the XPRIZE Foundation and a founding executive director of UCLA’s Center for Climate Change Solutions. HH&S Director Sandra de Castro Buffington and EMA President Debbie Levin served as the evening’s moderators.