It was great meeting Ian Somerhalder this weekend. I am thankful to work on such amazing projects with such inspiring people. “We are here to address the biggest threat of our time – climate change,” Somerhalder said while speaking at Asheville’s Beyond Coal rally. The rally was filmed for a new Showtime series, “Years of Living Dangerously” – set to air in 2014.
The rally, hosted by the Asheville Beyond Coal coalition, which includes the Western North Carolina Alliance, the Sierra Club, SouthWings and Interfaith Power and Light, will be filmed by the Showtime network as part of its coverage of the “Years of Living Dangerously” documentary series, said Anna Jane Joyner, WNC Alliance campaign coordinator.
The series will explore the human impact of climate change in a collaboration between Hollywood actors and producers, along with leading journalists, reporting on those affected by and seeking solutions to global warming.
The project is executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, “60 Minutes” producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, and climate expert Daniel Abbasi. It will feature celebrity correspondents, including Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Harrison Ford and Somerhalder, among others.
Joyner, 28, is a subject of the documentary for her work on climate change. She will be interviewed by Somerhalder.
“Climate change is one of the major crises our planet has ever faced. We’re hoping to get people engaged and active in WNC,” said Joyner, who was arrested in February in Washington during a protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline.