In his upcoming msnbc documentary, “The Politics of Power,” Chris Hayes declares: “Climate change is a problem without borders; and developing countries are feeling the heat even more than the first world.” According to a Stanford University report, the planet is undergoing one of the largest climate changes in 65 million years.
The documentary begins after Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 super storm that left at least 147 dead and $65 billion in damages along the east coast of the United States. Affected areas are still digging their way out of the economic and emotional hole brought on by the storm. But was Sandy an aberration? Or should we expect severe storms like Sandy to recur?
The answer is—yes. Without immediate intervention, extreme weather is predicted to continue and even worsen, the documentary reports. Last year was already the hottest year ever recorded for the continental United States, according to the National Climatic Data Center at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Be sure to tune in to “The Politics of Power” to hear Hayes give a comprehensive breakdown of the destructive and unalterable path we’re headed down, and how politicians and large corporations have politicized the issue.
Hayes urges everyone to act quickly: “The price for politics as usual is just too high, our timeline too short…The solution to global warming is just that—global.”
Tune in to “The Politics of Power,” narrated by Chris Hayes on August 16th at 8 p.m. ET on msnbc.