It’s time to get real about climate change.
On September 14th, the world will experience a climate change action unlike any that have come before.
The Climate Reality Project (formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection) is poised to launch a broadcast designed to bring people face to face with the reality of the climate crisis and mobilize citizens to help solve it.
The campaign kicks off tomorrow night with 24 Hours of Reality, a worldwide, live streamed event. During the 24 Hours of Reality event, people all around the globe living with the impacts of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the man-made pollution that is changing our climate.
On the eve of this ground-breaking event, the Climate Reality Project has released a series of short but poignant new ads designed to highlight the urgency of the situation.
These ads don’t waste time with sad music, and images of polar bears and melting icebergs. Instead, they call each viewer out on our daily contribution to the climate crisis and the denial that has prevented us from taking action.
From Tonga to Cape Verde, from Mexico City to Alaska, the event will feature scientists, celebrities, business leaders and concerned citizens, along with former Vice President Al Gore. It will be broadcast live online over 24 hours, in 24 time zones and in multiple languages.
“Fossil fuel companies and their allies will go to great lengths to deny the fact that climate change is happening now,” said Maggie L. Fox, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “But we have one powerful response: Reality. We will dedicate our resources toward educating and engaging the public about the reality of the climate crisis and helping build the global movement for change.”
As the impacts of climate change are growing more prevalent, so is the resistance to finding the truth and implementing solutions. Just like the tobacco companies that spent decades in denial that smoking causes cancer, oil and coal companies are determined to sow denial and confusion about the science of climate change, ignore its impacts and create apathy among our leaders.
The 24 Hours Of Reality event is the first step in a larger, multi-faceted campaign to tell the truth about the climate crisis and reject the misinformation we hear every day.
Visit climaterealityproject.org to learn more about how to participate in this event, and help spread the word via social media.