Al Gore's 24 Hours of 'Climate Reality'

Thu, 08/09/11

Al Gore’s ‘24 Hours of Reality’ launches on 14 September, as part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and provoke action about climate change.

The project aims to "bringing the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engaging the public in conversation about how to solve it".

A presentation will be streamed live once per hour, for 24 hours, in every time zone on the globe. The event will feature interactive multimedia presentations from Gore, as well as broadcasts from scientists, executives, celebrities and local citizens.

At 7pm, in each local time zone, the presentation will focus on the impacts that climate change is having in that location. This gives the viewer an opportunity to tune in at different times throughout the day to see how climate change is affecting different parts of the world.

“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,” said Gore.

"The only question is, how soon can we act?”

The event kicks off in Mexico City on 14 September at 7pm local time and wraps up in New York City on 15 September at 7pm.

The event is organized by The Climate Reality Project, a new name for Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore’s non-profit organization, the Alliance for Climate Protection.

For further information about the Climate Reality Project, or to find out more about the 24 Hours of Reality event, visit climaterealityproject.org.