"Madam Secretary," "black-ish" and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" were among the winners at the 17th annual Sentinel Awards ceremony, a glittering evening that celebrated exemplary TV storylines covering health and climate change topics and featured a special appearance by Norman Lear.
The Western part of the United States is in the midst of the most extreme drought in 1,200 years, and science indicates that things are only going to get worse.
You’re renovating a home. Congratulations! The fixer-upper or specific room has been chosen, the price point debated, the couples (or you!) have made their compromises, and most importantly, the studio (or spouse) has greenlit the project. Now is your chance to make a difference, so consider these water saving choices:
Plastic production is expected to quadruple by 2050, compounding waste levels and climate effects. By raising awareness, modeling reusable behaviors on TV and greening sets, entertainment can play a pivotal role in helping audiences envision a world free from single-use
Around 380 million metric tons of plastic is being produced annually, and most of it does not get recycled. Over half of that plastic is intended to be used once and thrown away, but virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some form—affecting human health (including reproductive health), and raising issues of environmental justice.
For more than 20 years Hollywood, Health & Society has provided the movie and TV entertainment industry with access to top experts for storylines on health, safety and security—reaching millions of people worldwide. That effort extends into environmental health and the impact of climate change, in past partnerships with organizations such as the Skoll Foundation, Climateworks Foundation, Grantham Foundation, and The Aileen Getty Foundation.
There are lots of positive ways to contribute to a cleaner, greener world. Every step, no matter what size, makes a difference. It all adds up, and the more who participate the closer we get to a critical mass.
The message to take away from "Racing Extinction," the new film from Oscar-winning director Louis Psihoyos ("The Cove"), is this: If climate change goes unchecked, humanity won’t go out with a bang but more likely with a whimper.
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.
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.