76 Responses to Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality Starts Tonight: “It’s Urgent to Rendezvous with Reality to Save the Future of Civilization”
I’d love your comments on the telecast — and I’ll make sure Gore and his team see what you have to say.
Former Vice President Gore launched The Climate Reality Project “to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis and mobilize citizens to help solve it.”
Tonight at 7 pm Central Time the “24 Hours of Reality” live video stream begins — 24 one-hour presentations from around the world ending with Gore himself in New York delivering a new PowerPoint presentation. You can watch it right here.
In an exclusive interview with CP from July, the Nobel laureate explained what you can expect to see if you tune in:
It will cover a 24-hour period. And I’m preparing a brand new 30 minute multimedia presentation. A keynote slideshow with video and other features that will focus in part on the connection between the extreme weather events all around the world and the climate crisis. And it will begin on September 14th, in prime time, central time zone from Mexico City, and then it will move West to the next time zone over, and continue through all 24 time zones, ending the following evening, in prime time, in New York City where I will give the last of the 24 presentations.
Each site where a presentation originates will have basically the same 30 minute slide show, but with slides used in each time zone that illustrate particular impacts and particular efforts towards solutions at the venue representing than that time zone. And then the second thirty minutes of each hour will include a panel discussion focused on the climate crisis and the solutions to it from the perspective of leaders and scientists and others in that particular location. So it will be a 24-hour event.
I’ll host it from New York City, but really all 23 of the other presenters and I will host our respective presentations. And we have a lot of work underway. There will be 13 languages involved, and we have a lot of work that’s bearing fruit for the events in each of the locations. And this will be designed to present the full truth, scope, and impact of the climate crisis and discuss the solutions to it and again it will be the first of a series of large events that we will hold multiple times a year to mobilize the public around actions to solve the climate crisis. Each global event will focus on a different facet of the crisis and its solutions. And we’re pretty excited about it.
Gore also told me “it’s urgent to rendezvous with reality in order to take the appropriate steps to save the future of civilization as we know it.”
The denial will hit the fan — as one amusing new video from the Project makes clear:
Here’s another video from the Climate Reality Project.
It’s not meant to be a preview — that is here. It’s an eyeball grabber and start people talking.
What do you think?