Vice President Al Gore has shaken up his vast climate organization to address the new reality of climate pollution. He has retooled his non-profit, the Alliance for Climate Protection, as the Climate Reality Project, to “focus the world’s attention on the full truth, scope, scale and impact of the climate crisis.” On September 14th-15th, Climate Reality will go through each of the 24 time zones of the world, with new versions of Gore’s signature slideshows showing how climate disasters are wreaking havoc in every corner of the globe. The presentations will start in Mexico City and end a day later in New York City with Al Gore.
Watch the launch video, “24 Hours of Reality“:
We have known about climate change for decades. Yet now, we are seeing and experiencing the extreme weather that scientists have long told us to expect in a warming world. Floods. Heat waves. Droughts. Historic storms. These cataclysmic events are occurring all over the world with increasing frequency. This is not normal. A“new normal” is emerging. And these events will only become more frequent and severe if we continue to pollute our air.
Joe Romm interviews Gore about the project at Climate Progress.