Elephant in the Room

With Sigourney Weaver

Why this story needs to be told

I think once we all understand what’s really happening to our planet, we can all get behind doing something to fix it.


Sigourney Weaver explores China’s explosive economic growth and the impact it is having on the environment, not only locally but on a massive global scale. Traveling to Hong Kong, she sets out to see whether the world’s biggest polluter is fulfilling promises to reduce emissions — even as its populations and industry continue to grow. She sits down with the former U.S. ambassador to China, and other leading experts on U.S. and China relations.

Meet The Characters

Gary Locke Former Gov. of Washington and Ambassador to China
Dr. Kevin Mo Paulson Institute, Beijing
Barbara Finamore Natural Resources Defense Council
WAN Chi-tin Managing Director, HK Electric
Dr. Dan Dudek Environmental Defense Fund
Richard Lancaster CEO, CLP
John Podesta Climate Change Advisor, Obama Administration
Orville Schell U.S. and China Expert
Eddy Lee Wai Choi 350.org Activist
Ringo Mak 350.org Activist