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MSNBC's Chris Hayes shadows Staten Island's Republican Congressman - and climate change skeptic - Michael Grimm in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, questioning what he might have learned about climate change in the process. Conservationist M. Sanjayan travels to the far ends of the earth - including Christmas Island - to interview some of the world's top climate scientists as they collect key data unlocking the future of our planet's changing climate.

Episode Title: The Surge
Airs: 2014-04-27 at 08:00 pm
  • Stephan Lee

    The science/star-power combo lends both a sense of urgency and a cinematic sparkle. [11 Apr 2014, p.60]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Mike Hale

    You might assume that this meant sacrificing some measure of journalistic credibility in the quest for attention. But the truth is, Mr. Ford and Mr. Cheadle are just as good as any seasoned television correspondent at the newsmagazine drill.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    Years of Living Dangerously, produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, does a good job in its premiere of widening the discussion of global warming.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Allison Keene

    The actors are passionate, but not experts. They let the scientists, the workers, the officials, and others tell their stories. It's part of Years of Living Dangerously's refreshing and inclusive tone: it's not important how one gets to this point of understanding the issues, but simply that one does.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    The statistics used are occasionally mind-boggling (enough forest lost every year to cover Germany), and the stars’ intense reactions at times perhaps a little too studied. Nevertheless, the producers build a compelling case, and keep the production moving by flitting among two or three separate celeb investigators in each hour.

    Variety Full Review
  • Erik Adams

    Built on a blockbuster framework, Years Of Living Dangerously comes off more like a word-of-mouth sleeper, a documentary that’ll drop science on people drawn in by the promise of Harrison Ford berating a foreign minister like he’s a Russian terrorist who’s not welcome on Air Force One.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Lori Rackl

    It’s a cinematic story whose focus isn’t polar bears and receding glaciers.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review