National Geographic is set to re-release its climate change documentary “Before the Flood” in response to President Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris climate accord.
The feature, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, aired last October on the network.
Nat Geo will make it available for free across all its digital and TVE platforms from June 2-9. The film will be seen commercial-free and unauthenticated: That means audiences can view it on Natgeotv.com and Nat Geo TV apps.
“This story is now more relevant than ever, and as part of our network’s ongoing commitment to engaging audiences in important global discussions, we are pleased to again release this powerful and important film for the world to see,” said Chris Albert, executive vice president of global communications for Nat Geo. “By re-releasing ‘Before the Flood’ across our platforms, we hope to continue to educate the world about the facts surrounding climate change, and provide them with the resources and knowledge to preserve our planet, just as National Geographic has done for 129 years.”
President Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will be backing out of the climate accord due to how it creates “lost jobs” and “shuttered factories.”
“The United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, but begin negotiations to re-enter… on terms that are fair to the United States,” Trump said. “We’re getting out.”
The National Geographic Society and National Geographic Partners released a joint statement on Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris climate accord.
“We are disappointed that the U.S. administration has withdrawn from the 2015 Paris Agreement, the landmark climate change accord that committed the United States and nearly all nations of the world to take actions to protect and care for our planet. National Geographic has historically witnessed and documented the impacts of changing weather patterns on people and wildlife. Through scientific discovery and exploration, we have supported those findings and been a leader in educating the public about these profound changes.”