|Doctors Urge Viewers to Watch Climate Series with Friends and Family
Doctors and mental health professionals are urging viewers to watch the upcoming SHOWTIME series, Years of Living Dangerously, with friends and family when it premieres Sunday, April 13th. They suggest people watch the series, which explores climate change and its global impacts through narratives anchored by well-known celebrities and thought-leaders, together at thousands of houseparties scheduled across the nation that Sunday.
Mounting evidence shows that people who experience climate change impacts — be that through surviving an extreme weather event, enduring an ongoing drought or watching these events unfold on television — are increasingly experiencing climate change-induced anxiety.
WHAT: Experts in climate psychology, public health and climate science will convene for a phone-in press conference to discuss current climate-related health impacts and how the show presents an opportunity to both alleviate climate-related anxieties and help to mobilize the climate movement.
Dr. Catherine Thomasson — Executive director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Dr. James Bray — Former President, American Psychological Association; Associate professor of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Lise Van Susteren — Advisory board member, Center for Health in a Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health
George Marshall — Director of projects and co-founder, Climate Outreach Information Network
Dr. Joe Romm — Fellow, American Progress and scientific advisor to Years of Living Dangerously
— Use this link to watch the full first episode of Years of Living Dangerously
— Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States, National Wildlife Federation
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