It’s time for the world to face the realities of climate change, and that time is now!
That is the message expressed by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, which has launched “24 Hours of Reality,” an event beginning at 7pm CT (8pm ET) on September 14, and running for 24 hours straight. It is a global event featuring 24 presenters in 24 time zones, who “will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms along with the manmade pollution that is changing our climate.”
The event comes on the heels of hurricanes, droughts, and other extreme weather events slamming the United States, and as the country ended its second-hottest summer ever recorded.
Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said “There is now a pervasive human influence in all climate events.”
In a recent Mediaite interview with Climate Reality Project’s Alex Bogusky, Gore said:
Powerful polluters … see it as a useful strategy to try to convince the public that the scientists are liars and that they’re greedy and they’re making stuff up. All in the service of their overarching strategy of creating enough doubt to persuade people that there shouldn’t be any sense of urgency about addressing this crisis.
In anticipation of the event, the Climate Reality Project released video ads suggesting that when it comes to the climate crisis, “the fat lady has sung and the *#!? is hitting the fan.”
You can watch the “24 Hours of Reality” event livestream in English here, beginning at 8pm ET, or click here to find the location where you would like to watch a presentation.
Stay tuned in to the Climate Reality Project and help to save the planet and we hope you enjoy the 24 Hours of Reality Live! Peace my friends and Godspeed!