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Hollywood heavyweights put climate change manifesto on TV

Published on Apr 10, 2014 8:47 PM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary.

"Years of Living Dangerously," a nine-part documentary beginning on Sunday on CBS Corp's premium cable network Showtime, chronicles the human impact on the global climate and the consequences for humans of climate change.

From the disappearing forests of Indonesia to the increasing frequency of California's wildfires and the crippling Texas drought, the documentary wants to put the focus back on an issue that has lost visibility since the days of the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

"This is such a critical time," said Mr James Cameron, best known as director of blockbuster films "Titanic" and "Avatar"and an executive producer on "Years of Living Dangerously."

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