Showtime Plans Fake-Documentary Show on Climate Change

by Greg Pollowitz

There’s no way this isn’t one of the funnier things to watch in 2013:

Showtime is trumpeting a “documentary event” on its network slated for 2013 that will provide in-depth perspectives on climate change. Called Years of Living Dangerously, the series will involve some of Hollywoods top producers and several A-List actors.

The premium cable network plans to air 6 to 8 one-hour episodes, to be produced by filmmaker James Cameron, producer Jerry Weintraub, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 60 Minutes producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, as well as climate expert Daniel Abbasi.

Joe Romm, who writes the blog, will serve as a technical advisor.

“We’ll make it exciting,” said Cameron in a statement. “We’ll make it investigative. We’ll bring people the truth. And people are always hungry for the truth.”

Actors Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Alec Baldwin will narrate the program and Ed Norton is expected to join, Showtime says.

“The recent devastation on the East Coast is a tragic reminder of the direct link between our daily lives and climate change,” said Showtime executive David Nevins.

Ah, thank you, Mr. Nevins; weather equals climate — again, for now (it mustn’t be winter yet).

I hope one of the “events” covers the devastation in Malibu from global warming. That should be a real tear-jerker. The rest here.