Watch Years of Living Dangerously Episode I on Environmental Headlines

Apr 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Climate Change
This palm forest may look lush. But the palm trees will be burned down in 25 years, releasing all of the carbon they've stored.

This palm forest may look lush. But the palm trees will be burned down in 25 years, releasing all of the carbon they’ve stored. (screenshot from “Years of Living Dangerously.”)

The answer, of course, is Harrison Ford. He stars in Showtime’s new dramatic documentary series on climate change Years of Living Dangerously, and deforestation due to palm oil is Ford’s latest crusade.

Indy in Indonesia

While the show premiers on Sunday, April 13 at 10 pm, the first episode is already available for a sneak peek. Episode one focuses in on three main storylines: Don Cheadle visits Texas to talk about drought, climate science, and religion; Thomas L. Friedman explores the role of drought in the civil war in Syria; and Ford visits Indonesia, traveling by seaplane, motorboat, elephant, and helicopter to see firsthand the havoc being wreaked upon tropical forests and peatlands by encroaching oil palm plantations.

Watch Episode I in full screen here. 

For more on this story, visit: What Do Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Indonesian Forests All Have in Common? – The Equation.

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