Have you been noticing the weather getting wilder where you live, and in the news around the world?
Well, we wanted to share with you an exciting global event from our partners that will help connect the dots between the wild weather we’re seeing, climate change, and why it’s so important we push the planet beyond fossil fuels.
The event is called 24 Hours of Reality — it’s starting THIS WEDNESDAY, Sep 14th, and it will be a 24-hour worldwide marathon all about the reality of the climate crisis. Around the world, from New York City to South Africa to the Solomon Islands, people will use the power of the Internet to present their stories of living with climate change, and make clear the connection between extreme weather and the corporate carbon pollution that’s changing our climate.
All the presentations, which will be in multiple languages, and in every single time zone, will be streamed live at ClimateRealityProject.org.
Check out the video below:
Broadcasting live with Ustream
24 Hours of Reality is being spearheaded by Vice President Al Gore, one of the first champions to explain that 350 is the most important number on the planet.
Many of us within the 350 movement already get the basic science and reality of climate change — yet we sometimes struggle with getting our friends to really grasp the urgency. This event is a great opportunity to help your friends see why you care so much (plus, you can always pick up a new communication tip or two).
I’ll be calling up my friends to gather around my laptop, with some nearby snacks — and you can invite folks too. There are also a bunch of public viewing events you can check out.
The timing of 24 Hours of Reality couldn’t be more perfect — it’s just 10 days before Moving Planet, the global day of bike rallies and on-the-ground events to call for climate action. It’s that one-two kick of awareness and activism that’s got me really excited.
At the end of many of the Climate Reality Presentations there will be a plug for joining Moving Planet actions — so we can all move together from knowledge to action.
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About the AuthorKarl Burkart is the Digital Communications Director for the GCCA, the Global Call for Climate Action, and TckTckTck, a network of 400+ diverse organizations working around the world for greater action on the growing problem of climate change. Karl also blogs on technology and the environment for a variety of publications. You can follow him on Twitter @greendig.
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