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David Letterman is taking a break from retirement and is returning to TV to lend his voice to the important issues of climate change.

Letterman will lend his wry humor and interview skills to National Geographic Channel's Emmy-winning climate change documentary-series Years of Living Dangerously Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. ET. It will be his first work on television since he left The Late Show a year-and-a-half ago.

Here's a clip from the episode:

The show's producers, Joel Bach and David Gelber, told Rolling Stone they reached out to Letterman after noticing his particular interest in the environment during interviews with scientists on The Late Show.

"He seemed to perk up when this issue came across his lap," Bach said. "We reached out to him to see if he'd want to be part of this, and he said, 'Absolutely.' He said [that climate change is] something he does think about a lot."

While walking through a field of solar panels, Letterman announces in the promo video below:

"Think about the coal-fired, dangerous, smoke-belching generating plants, and then you look at this and it's friendly. There's something very appealing about this, and it's smooth. Look at it: I can touch it and it's safe. I put my head right there on it."

In Letterman's episode, Into the Light, he traveled to India to interview Prime Minister Narendra Modi about how that nation provides energy to its people.

Season 2 of Years of Living Dangerously will include hosts Ty Burrell, Cecily Strong and Jack Black, as well as returning correspondents Don Cheadle, Olivia Munn, Ian Somerhalder, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron.

Climate Change Takes Center Stage at DNC

James Cameron's Star-Studded Film Slams Donald Trump's Climate Denial

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Climate change took center stage at the Democratic National Convention last night thanks to a short film by James Cameron and remarks by multiple prominent politicians on the issue.

The film, Not Reality TV, knocks Donald Trump's climate denial and tells the stories of Americans affected by climate change.

Watch here:

"As Americans, we face challenges head-on," presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says in a voiceover in the film that also features Republican former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a string of other celebrities and politicians.

President Obama also touched on the issue multiple times in his speech while California Gov. Jerry Brown and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley praised Clinton for her leadership on climate action and denounced Donald Trump for his climate denial.

Cameron film: Politico, Guardian, Mashable, AP, Pacific Standard, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Variety, LA Times, The Hill, Washington Examiner, Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter, OPB, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Vulture

Political Speeches: LA Times, KPBS, Grist, UPI, The Hill, Politico, Climate Home

Commentary: New York Times, Naomi Oreskes op-ed; Grist, Katie Herzog column; Bustle, Chris Tognotti column; Inverse, James Crosbie column; Daily Beast, Asawin Suebsaeng column

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