Katie Carpenter produces films and television programs based on environmental issues such as habitat conservation, wildlife conservation, and climate change, working with companies such as National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. She speaks about the challenges of getting environmental films made, with wide polarization on climate change issues. Climate change has major negative consequences for endangered species, as animals cannot adjust to quickly changing habitats. It is also a unique issue in that the developed world needs to be held more accountable than the developing world, with its higher energy consumption. Addressing climate change, as well as balancing conservation and development, requires working with local communities and governments in addition to scientifically-based NGOs. The non-economic effects of animal conservation should be taken into account as well. By spreading information about environmental issues in innovative and engaging ways, a wider and less polarized audience can be developed to tackle these issues.

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