Over the last 30 years climate change has remained a hot button issue, with no sign that the world’s population will come to a consensus. If you couldn’t tell from watching the original Avatar, James Cameron is an environmental advocate. The science fiction film took a look at how human actions can directly destroy a world’s natural environment and resources. Now Cameron wants to take those ideas and make them a reality with a new documentary series.
To James Cameron, climate change is not a political issue, or an American problem, but rather a world problem. Cameron teamed up with producer and United Artist CEO Jerry Weintraub and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger to release a new documentary series called Years of Living Dangerously, which is about how climate change effects everyone on this planet.
The eight-episode documentary series will premiere on the premium cable network Showtime. It will feature notable Hollywood celebrities including Ian Somerhalder, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Olivia Munn, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, and Michael C. Hall, traveling around the world to act as correspondents to capture the real-life cost to humanity of climate change. The series will take place in the United States, the Middle East, Africa, and South East Asia.