President Barack Obama stated in a recent speech at Georgetown University, “We will be judged as a people, and as a society, and as a country on where we go from here…Those who are already feeling the effects of climate change don’t have time to deny it — they’re busy dealing with it.” Al Gore claimed, “The scientific evidence of how serious this climate crisis is becoming continues to amass week after week after week.” After Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern sea board of the United States at the end of 2012 the Bloomberg Businessweek simply stated, “It’s global warming, stupid.”
Now more than ever we understand that we live in a global economy and that environmentally we must take care of our Global Commons. What we do with our lives can not only influence our own community but can also have a profound impact on our world.
In April of 2014 SHOWTIME® will launch a groundbreaking documentary event series called, YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY. The series will explore the affects of climate change on an international level. It will disclose solutions to climate change and will bring together some of Hollywood’s most valuable players and leading national news journalists in the fight to report on the climate challenges we face as a global community. Six to eight one-hour long segments aimed at amassing awareness to the public on climate change affects and the steps on how the public can take action, will make up the innovative docu-series.
Yet another oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. This time in Vermillion Bay Louisiana. The explosion occurred around 9:30 am this morning (September 2.) All workers were accounted for. It is still undetermined if oil is leaking due to the explosion. The oil rig is owned by Mariner Energy in Houston. The platform has been producing 1,400 barrels of oil a day.