Former Vice President Al Gore has launched a new project to bring attention to the importance of action on global climate change. The Climate Reality Project will kick off with an international media event, dubbed 24 Hours of Reality, on September 14-15 to raise global awareness of both of the need for action and of the deniers who are impeding progress and hope. The event will broadcast live online over 24 hours, in 24 time zones and in multiple languages. Celebrities, business leaders, scientists and citizens are expected to participate in the event to draw attention to human-caused made climate change and the effects that are already being felt all over the world.
In this video, Vice President Gore introduces the new project:
Gore calls out the special interests, especially fossil fuel companies, that are spending dollars to sow the seeds of doubt and encourage inaction. As he notes, climate change is all our problem, and “fossil fuel interests have money, influence and control, but together, we have something they don’t: Reality.”
The former vice president has been crusading to combat climate change for decades. His book and film, An Inconvenient Truth, educated millions on the causes of climate change and his success has made him a target of deniers, who have attacked his credibility time and time again. We are now witnessing the manifestation of warming, as severe weather events have dire effects on agriculture, economy and politics across the world. Let’s hope this newest effort will spur global unity and action on climate change.
Photo: screenshot from 24 Hours of Reality via YouTube