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The Years of Living Dangerously: Beyond Coal Activists Fighting Climate Change

The Years of Living Dangerously:
Beyond Coal Activists Fighting Climate Change

“Years of Living Dangerously” is composed of several one-hour segments airing on SHOWTIME®. The series combines the storytelling styles of Hollywood’s top movie makers to reveal critical stories of heartbreak, hope and heroism as the race to save the planet continues.

The May 4 episode, "The Preacher's Daughter," follows Anna Jane Joyner as she tries to persuade congregations and preachers in North Carolina (including her father) to join the fight against global warming. Correspondent Ian Somerhalder talked with Beyond Coal Campaign Director Mary Anne Hitt, then joined Anna Jane at a Beyond Coal rally in Asheville, North Carolina.

“Now, when I think of climate change I don’t think of polar bears or glaciers or graphs, I think of the loss of our high elevation mountain forests, the loss of species and ecosystems that make our Blue Ridge Mountains some of the most beautiful and special in the world. I think of my neighbors who are farmers and lost much of their crop, and profits, to the torrential floods we experienced last summer.” - Anna Jane Joyner