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Climate change gets the blockbuster treatment on Showtime

Climate change gets the blockbuster treatment on Showtime

Clad in a military-style flight suit and aviator shades, Harrison Ford walks across a sunny tarmac and climbs into a fighter jet and takes off. Soon, he's soaring 5,000 feet above California.

Ford is not starring as the hero of a summer blockbuster but in fact is tagging along on a NASA mission to measure levels of methane and carbon dioxide, two primary greenhouse gases, in the atmosphere in the premiere of Showtime's new climate-change documentary, "Years of Living Dangerously." The series premieres Sunday.

The idea for the nine-part series emerged not from the halls of a progressive think tank but over lunches at a Greek diner near the CBS Broadcast Center in...

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