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Just the facts, Ma’am: 24 hours of Climate Reality

Posted by The NativeEnergy Team on Aug 23, 2011
Tags: climate change news

It’s hard to believe that after more than 20 years, some people are still denying the science behind climate change. Although cities are spending money to adapt to changes already brought by global warming, the effects seem abstract compared to immediate problems like unemployment, the volatile stock market, or even what to make for dinner.

In an effort to bring climate change the attention—and action—that it deserves, Al Gore has announced a new event to raise awareness of the facts. Just the facts, across time zones and continents.

Explaining his involvement, Gore said, “The climate crisis knows no political boundaries. Ferocious storms and deadly heat waves are occurring with alarming frequency all over the world. We are living with the reality of the climate crisis every day. The only question is, how soon can we act?”

Known as “24 Hours of Reality,” the September 14 event will span 24 hours, 24 time zones, and multiple languages. It will feature a live-streamed multimedia presentation delivered by a diverse group of participants sharing unique perspectives on the crisis from Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Kotzebue, Jakarta to London. The event will culminate with a presentation by Al Gore in New York City.

By participating, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about extreme weather and climate change. At the end of each presentation, you’ll hear about specific actions you can take to help solve this crisis.

So how can you get involved?

  • Visit www.climaterealityproject.org and sign up to receive updates and action plans. You’ll join a global network of people who are sharing the truth about the climate crisis.
  • RSVP on the event’s Facebook page.
  • Watch the live-streamed event, which begins on September 14 at 7pm CT, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same.

“Fossil fuel companies and their allies will go to great lengths to deny the fact that climate change is happening now,” noted Maggie L. Fox, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “But we have one powerful response: Reality.”

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