tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:/xml/television1 television news from mongabay.com 2014-05-06T18:56:53Z tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/13187 2014-05-06T14:22:00Z 2014-05-06T18:56:53Z Cosmos's Neil deGrasse Tyson on climate change: 'What's our excuse?' <table align="left"><tr><td><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/mongabay-images/14/0506.Tyson_-_Apollo_40th_anniversary_2009.150.jpg" align="left"/></td></tr></table>America's favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, tackled climate change on the most recent episode of the hit show, <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i>. The episode, the ninth in the series, looked back on the climatic and physical upheavals undergone by Earth, before highlighting the mild interglacial climate that allowed the human species to kickstart the neolithic revolution and the first civilizations. Jeremy Hance tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/12317 2013-11-05T20:24:00Z 2013-11-05T20:37:19Z Featured video: trailer for James Cameron's new global warming series Showtime has recently released its first trailer for the network's new series on the impacts of global warming worldwide, entitled Years of Living Dangerously. The series, which will debut in April 2014, had employed some of America's most well-regarded politicians, journalists, intellectuals, and actors to tell how climate change is already impacting communities around the world. Jeremy Hance tag:news.mongabay.com,2005:Article/8709 2011-11-17T15:36:00Z 2011-11-17T15:41:58Z Discovery Channel cuts climate change episode from Planet Earth follow-up The new series Frozen Planet, by the creators of the super-popular and universally-acclaimed Planet Earth, details the wildlife and changing nature of the world's poles: the Antarctic and the Arctic. But while the four-year production filmed seven episodes, American audiences will only be treated to six. Discovery Channel has dropped the last episode that deals specifically with climate change. Jeremy Hance