Obama opens up for rare climate interview in new Showtime documentary

The segment will appear in James Camerons' Years of Living Dangerously

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Obama opens up for rare climate interview in new Showtime documentary(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

It’s the SCOTUS climate conversation we’ve all been waiting for: almost a year after rolling out his administration’s Climate Action Plan, President Obama has granted his first in-depth interview entirely about climate change, Mashable reports.

The interview, which was recorded last week, will appear on James Camerons’ Years of Living Dangerously, an eight-part series premiering April 13 on Showtime that focuses on both the risks of climate change and possible solutions.



Obama has touched on climate change in before, including in interviews with Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. But he was yet to grant an interview entirely on the topic since announcing the action plan. According to Mashable, the segment could “provide rare insight into the President’s thinking on climate science and policy.”

His appearance is also a major coup for the series, which is going all-out in its attempt to be the next An Inconvenient Truth. High-profile correspondents also appearing on the show include Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, New York Times writers Thomas Friedman and Mark Bittman, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and CBS News’ Lesley Stahl. A panel of nine climate scientists have also been called in to vet the program’s content.

Lindsay Abrams

Lindsay Abrams is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email labrams@salon.com.

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