Whether you’re a believer or a critic, man-made climate change is a hot debate among many people now everywhere in the world. On June 1st, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, leaning on many dubious claims to support his decision. In his withdrawal speech, President Trump stated: “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” stating the withdrawal would be in accordance with his America First policy.
In National Geographic’s upcoming documentary Paris to Pittsburgh, a title that’s based on a Twitter response from Bill Peduto to President Trump as the president announces he will pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, declaring, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris;” it will focus on the real-life effects and threats of climate change to cities, states and communities, and how Americans are choosing to respond.
The Koalition spoke with Paris to Pittsburgh’s director Sidney Beaumont about the importance of this documentary, how everyday citizens can combat climate change, how working on this documentary impacted his life and more.
Make sure to tune in to watch Paris to Pittsburgh at 9 pm EST on December 12th on the National Geographic channel.
Check out the interview below.