global warming

Climate Change: Events

Hollywood, Health & Society presents topical movies and documentaries that are provocative and compelling—from global warming and its impact on U.S. national security to Earth’s rapidly vanishing glaciers. The screenings, held in locations such as the Directors Guild Theater, the Writers Guild Theater and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, are followed by panels and informative Q&As with the filmmakers. 


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Climate Change: Services

The biggest story of our time requires accurate, in-depth and up-to-date information from the best experts in their fields, and Hollywood, Health & Society's list is extensive. Not only does it include some of the top scientists and researchers in education, government and health care, but also environmentalists and activists—many working on the front lines in at-risk communities—who are planning a more sustainable future. 

Climate Change Resources

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. 

Climate Change: Resources

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.

Screening of "Chasing Ice," Writers Guild Theater

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.