It has been one of the most urgent and “burning” issues of our recent existence but in Hollywood, arguably still one of the greatest influences on the shaping of popular mainstream culture, climate change has for many years remained conspicuously absent from the narratives of major big- and small-screen productions — except, of course, when it serves as vehicle for a catastrophe that humanity chooses to ignore and that results in a dystopian future postapocalyptic wasteland that only Will Smith can survive.

With temperatures in the northern hemisphere summer this year breaking records and ringing alarm bells for an increasingly hotter future, Hollywood has also slowly but surely begun to get on board the climate change warning wagon as the issue has become woven in to more and more films and television shows...

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