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The Weather Channel Presents “The Climate 25” Conversations With 25 Influential Voices On Climate, Security, Energy And Peace

Powerful Cross-Platform Multimedia Experience Launches Weds. June 10 on


What does the military think about climate change? How about the leaders of Fortune 100 companies or conservative politicians and thought leaders? The answers may surprise you. While some politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change, forward thinking leaders are acting now to deal with it.

“The Climate 25” from The Weather Channel brings together 25 of the most interesting voices on climate change, security, energy and peace. The cross-platform experience features interviews with Army General Charles Jacoby, who describes new military risks in the melting Arctic; Unilever CEO Paul Polman, who faces $300M a year in climate disruption costs; and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, who calls inaction on climate change “radical risk taking” for our economy.

Other conversations include Republican EPA chiefs Christine Todd Whitman and William K. Reilly, who look for solutions beyond the political divide; New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who explains how extreme drought, potentially worsened by climate change, was a spark in the Syrian civil war; and experts as far afield as Uganda, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea, who explain how they are dealing with climate change today.

The project launches Wednesday, June 10 on with extensions on web (, mobile, and Facebook as well as a special week of 5 mini-episodes on-air on The Weather Channel.

Climate 25” is executive produced by Solly Granatstein whose work at “60 Minutes” earned George Polk, Edward R. Murrow, Gerald Loeb and Peabody Awards as well as several Emmy Awards. Granatstein also produced “Years of Living Dangerously,” a Showtime docu-series featuring first-person accounts of those facing climate change. It recently won a Primetime Emmy for “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.”

“Climate 25” is the latest commitment by The Weather Channel to explore important topics at the nexus of weather, climate and impactful news. Over the last two years, the company has won over 40 awards for its reporting, including a George Polk Award, an Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) medal, two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards and eight Webby honorees.


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