I’m interested in your thoughts on Gore’s final presentation in “24 Hours of Reality.” For those who missed it, here it is:
I do think it is important to judge this as a communications effort aimed at three groups — activists, those who already are concerned about global warming, and the plausibly persuadable — the audience I aim for, but obviously a broader slice of the public than Climate Progress reaches.
The “24 hour long event had 8.6 million views,” writes Maggie L. Fox, President & CEO of the Climate Reality Project, which I would count as success. Fox has more to say that is worth reading, including, “important actions you can take today”:
I am incredibly proud that so many people around the world participated, but it’s also important to remember the individual actions it represents. There are countless stories of impressive grassroots mobilization. A company in Tel Aviv hosted a watch party at their headquarters. A group of graduate students in Athens, Georgia rented out a popular local movie theater. People across the world joined hands to say: Climate change is real, it’s happening now and the time to act is now.
But this is just the beginning. There are important actions you can take today:
- Request a presentation. There are more than 3,000 trained Climate Presenters around the globe. Organize an event and invite a Presenter to come to your community.
- Go local: Team up with our partners around the world and help solve the climate crisis. Visit our website to find a partner organization near you.
- Moving Planet: On Sept 24, hit the streets with http://350.org for a global day of action. Find an activity near you.
- Check our comprehensive video library to watch highlights from 24 Hours of Reality.
It is up to you to continue to stand up for reality and share the truth about the climate crisis. We will succeed because we must.
What do you think? As with your great comments on the overall telecast — and I’ll make sure Gore and his team see what you have to say.