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Climate Change and Business (01:27)


Jessica Alba aims to lower her business' impact on the environment. Climate Corps works to enlist corporate America in the fight against climate change.

Climate Change and Power: New York (02:18)

Chris Hayes explores the effects of Superstorm Sandy, which hit New York City in 2012. Some parts of the city regained power within days; low-income areas like Far Rockaway had no power for months.

Climate Change and Bread: Cairo (02:29)

Thomas Friedman investigates the roots of the Arab Spring. Bread shortages sparked some of the first protests against Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt. But what caused the shortages?

Series Intro: Revolt, Build, Renew: Years of Living Dangerously Montage (01:47)

Excerpts from the upcoming video orient the viewer to the topic of climate change.

Climate Corps: Office Depot, Las Vegas, and Starting from Scratch (03:34)

The Environmental Defense Fund recruits 100 graduate students every year for Climate Corps, through which they help companies reduce their environmental impact and save money.

Superstorm Sandy: Jobs, Power, and Nowhere to Go (05:07)

Far Rockaway is a low-income area of New York City. Here, Superstorm Sandy flooded homes and knocked out power for months, affecting the lives and livelihoods of people already on the margins.

Wheat, Weather, and a Changing World (03:47)

Egypt relies on other countries for half of its grain supply. Weather extremes around world doubled the price of grain in the months before the revolution.

Changing the World (04:54)

In Las Vegas, Scott will help Caesar's cut its lighting and water consumption. Brendan will help Office Depot become carbon neutral with alternative energy. Jenise starts promoting a culture of green awareness at Texas Southern University.

Wealth and Power (03:21)

Surviving climate events like Superstorm Sandy is not just a matter of luck; it has a lot to do with wealth. If you don't have money, it's hard to recover.

Heat Waves and Political Instability (04:02)

Climate scientists in Oxford, England, have learned heat waves increase the risk of political instability. The increase in greenhouse gases makes heat waves more likely--and the entire planet is projected to heat up significantly.

Finding Inefficiencies (04:38)

The Climate Corps fellows race to find improvements. Scott finds ways to make fountains and lighting more efficient for Caesar's. Brandon spots gaps in Office Depot's ultra-efficient processes.

Spiritual Drain (06:24)

Two months after Sandy, Diane and her son finally get a hotel room to live in while they wait for their home to be livable; she finds out that her landlord is raising the rent on their home.

Tipping Over the Edge (04:20)

Jeremy Grantham, a commodities futures investor, predicts that climate change will make food production more difficult. Food shortages will lead to instability in poor countries and could spread to the U.S.

Climate Corps Final Proposals (04:16)

The Climate Corps fellows pitch their sustainability proposals. The CEO of Caesar's Entertainment asks why the company didn't or couldn't find the improvements on its own.

Rockaway Recovery (01:45)

Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, Diane and her family move into a subsidized apartment, but they won't get back the lives they had before the storm. As climate change progresses, we may all face similar dilemmas.

Credits: Revolt, Build, Renew: Years of Living Dangerously (01:06)

Credits: Revolt, Build, Renew: Years of Living Dangerously

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Revolt, Build, Renew: Years of Living Dangerously

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In episode seven of the series “Years of Living Dangerously”, three stories provide insight into the economic costs and opportunities of global warming. Jessica Alba meets three members of Climate Corps—an innovative MBA-focused program developed by The Environmental Defense Fund — as they try to convince America's top corporations that sustainability can actually boost their bottom lines. Having traveled in episode one to investigate drought in Syria, Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman finds himself in Egypt to explore how what happens in the wheat fields of Kansas plays out on the volatile streets of Cairo. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes returns to reveal an intimate story about life after Superstorm Sandy, with the most economically vulnerable trying to survive the impacts of climate change.

Length: 56 minutes

Item#: BVL60766

ISBN: 978-1-60057-628-7

Copyright date: ©2014

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