24 Hours of Reality: Learn About Our Climate Crisis in Real Time

Two sci­en­tif­ic fields find them­selves under attack in the Unit­ed States. Evo­lu­tion­ary biol­o­gy and cli­ma­tol­ogy. No mat­ter what the sci­ence shows, no mat­ter how great the evi­dence, evan­gel­i­cals dis­miss the whole idea of evo­lu­tion, and our free mar­ket dog­ma­tists, oper­at­ing under the assump­tion that “the busi­ness of Amer­i­ca is busi­ness,” reject con­clu­sions accept­ed by 98% of cli­mate sci­en­tists — that human activ­i­ties are warm­ing the plan­et. Espe­cial­ly when it comes to cli­mate change, we put dog­ma before sci­ence at our own per­il. And that’s why The Real­i­ty Cli­mate Project, led by Al Gore, is host­ing today and tomor­row an online pro­gram called 24 Hours of Real­i­ty. Here’s what it’s all about:

24 Pre­sen­ters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Lan­guages. 1 Mes­sage. 24 Hours of Real­i­ty is a world­wide event to broad­cast the real­i­ty of the cli­mate cri­sis. It will con­sist of a new mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion cre­at­ed by Al Gore and deliv­ered once per hour for 24 hours, rep­re­sent­ing every time zone around the globe. Each hour peo­ple liv­ing with the real­i­ty of cli­mate change will con­nect the dots between recent extreme weath­er events — includ­ing floods, droughts and storms — and the man­made pol­lu­tion that is chang­ing our cli­mate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snap­shot of the cli­mate cri­sis in real time. The deniers may have mil­lions of dol­lars to spend, but we have a pow­er­ful advan­tage. We have real­i­ty.

Click here to find the loca­tion — or loca­tions — where you would like to watch a pre­sen­ta­tion.

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  • Brian says:

    As long as Al Gore is the front man for this stuff, many peo­ple will not take it seri­ous­ly. Isn’t there any­one who could be a bet­ter spokesman for this.

  • Vance says:

    “Two sci­en­tif­ic fields find them­selves under attack in the Unit­ed States. Evo­lu­tion­ary biol­o­gy and cli­ma­tol­ogy”

    While Dar­win has been attacked for decades, it is hyper­bole to say cli­ma­tol­ogy is under attack. Glob­al warm­ing caused by human activ­i­ty is ques­tioned and there are many rea­sons to ques­tion the hypoth­e­sis referred to as AGW.

    And as for Al Gore, we can sur­mise that he does­n’t believe what he is say­ing or he would not trav­el in SUVs, ride in pri­vate jets, or live in a house that costs 20x to heat and cool as an aver­age US home.

    His behav­ior is antin­o­mi­an and can­not be jus­ti­fied. Does any­one think Ghan­di would have suc­ceed­ed if he’d lived like Al Gore? If Al is seri­ous, he needs to behave like Ghan­di and not Hugh Hefn­er.

  • Iggy Zans says:

    You just lost me as a loy­al vis­i­tor.

  • Dan S says:

    Why do I still read com­ments?

    I do hope more peo­ple and more types of peo­ple will spend their time edu­cat­ing oth­ers about lev­els of accep­tance and cer­tain­ty among cli­mate sci­en­tists.

    Great site, cru­cial post

  • Iggy Zans says:

    I do hope that more peo­ple will not be pulled into this mad­ness. The only thing for cer­tain is that there is no cer­tain­ty. Please focus on pol­lu­tion instead cli­mate change.

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