Correspondent: Harrison Ford
Location: Los Angeles, Sumatra, Borneo, and Indonesia
Story: YEARS correspondent Harrison Ford travels to Indonesia to investigate how corruption, illegality and the world’s seemingly unquenchable appetite for palm oil have combined to ravage the landscape and make the country the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases through deforestation.
Pray for Rain
Correspondent: Don Cheadle
Location: Plainview, TX
Story: Last year, Cargill, the largest privately-held company in the U.S., closed down its huge meat-packing plant in Plainview, TX. The company said that because of the drought there just weren’t enough cattle to make it worthwhile to keep the plant open. Don Cheadle visits Plainview and finds that most people blame the drought on the will of God or say it’s part of a natural cycle. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and Evangelical Christian, has a very different explanation.
Correspondent: Ian Somerhalder
Location: Washington D.C., North Carolina, Georgia
Story: Ian Somerhalder travels to North Carolina to listen in on both sides of the evangelical community’s debate over climate change and finds himself caught in the middle of not only a religious debate, but a familial one. The father is a megachurch preacher who doesn’t believe in climate change; the daughter is an activist trying to shut down the local coal-fired power plant.