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Feb 1, 2021

In episode 129 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Cheryl Slean of the Natural Resources Defense Council and TV writer Alexander Maggio. Cheryl discusses the Rewrite the Future Initiative she co-founded at NRDC on ways the science community can engage with the entertainment industry. We learn about the power of storytelling and how Hollywood can be a major ally in creating awareness around climate change. Also joining the podcast is Alex, who is a TV writer for shows like Madame Secretary on CBS. Alex shares how he has brought climate change into the story lines of some of their shows and the challenges of getting the entertainment industry to expand their role in climate education.

Topics covered:

  • Learn how NRDC is engaging the entertainment industry.
  • What is the Rewrite the Future initiative.
  • The value of storytelling in creating climate awareness.
  • How some tv and movies have integrated climate change science into their narratives.
  • What it’s like to write on network TV and talk climate change.
  • Will climate change become its own entertainment genre (think Westerns)
  • How you can engage with the entertainment industry.

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