Why this story needs to be told
The cost of not doing anything is a hundred times greater than the cost of doing something.
The father: a megachurch preacher who doesn’t believe in climate change. The daughter: an activist trying to shut down the local coal-fired power plant. The daughter’s hope: to eventually convince her father that global warming is happening, and even, just possibly, see if he’ll make it the topic of his next sermon.
In Preacher’s Daughter, Correspondent Ian Somerhalder listens in on both sides of the evangelical community’s debate over climate change.
Asheville & Charlotte, NC; Apalachicola, FL
Meet The Characters
Climate disruption is not a political issue. It's a moral issue. It's a justice issue. Even more than that, it's a spiritual issue.
I would like to believe…I am doing this for her sake. But I still have to have a devotion of truth, or I'm not doing anything for her sake.
Behind The Scenes
Anna Jane joins a Sierra Club protest of the keystone XL pipeline at the White House. But in doing so she risks arrest.
Science Behind The Story
43% FROM COAL
As of 2012, emissions from coal accounted for almost 43% of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.SOURCE
43% FROM COAL
As of 2012, emissions from coal accounted for almost 43% of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
Global Carbon Atlas
World Resources Institute
Coal plant emissions include mercury, arsenic, and sulfur dioxide, pollutants that are very dangerous to your health. Coal plants also release lots and lots of carbon dioxide – in fact, they're our nation's biggest source of carbon pollution. In the US today there are no national carbon limits for coal plants, and there isn't a single plant capturing its carbon pollution.