Extreme Realities: Severe Weather, Climate Change and Our National Security

Extreme Realities: Severe Weather, Climate Change and Our National Security

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:00pm

In 2010, a rare weather occurrence brought heat waves, smog and wildfires to Russia.

Credit: Courtesy of RT News

Join Matt Damon to see links among extreme weather, climate change and threats to national security.

Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, former CIA director James Woolsey and environmental visionary Lester Brown, the documentary, airing Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10 p.m. on WXXI, focuses on recent political conflicts and severe weather events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, India, the Middle East, the United States and the Arctic. The program explores how extreme weather is already affecting the geopolitical landscape and points to innovations that can help us adapt to the increased probability of heat waves, hurricanes, floods and droughts.

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