Al Gore to launch global climate crisis campaign

July 13th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A global campaign on climate change featuring scientists, celebrities, business leaders and concerned citizens would be launched in September by former US vice president Al Gore, his NGO said Wednesday.

Organised by Gore’s NGO ‘The Climate Reality Project’, the campaign will kick off Sep 14-15 with “24 hours of reality” — a live streamed event where people from across the world living with the impacts of climate change would come together for 24 hours.

“It will take place in 24 different time zones for 24 hours in 13 different languages connecting the dots between recent extreme weather events, including floods, droughts, storms and pollution that is changing our climate,” said the statement.

“It will bring the world together to show that the climate crisis is real, and it’s happening now,” the statement said.

Beginning in Mexico City and proceeding around the globe, the 24 hours will capture round-the-clock snapshot of the climate crisis while sharing unique perspectives.

According to Gore, climate crisis knows no political boundaries and 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?” said Gore.

“This campaign comes at a critical time. As the impact of climate change is growing more prevalent, so is the resistance to finding the truth and implementing solutions,” he added.

A new multimedia presentation, created by Gore on the connection between extreme weather events and the climate crisis, would also be part of the event.

The campaign will incorporate more than 3,000 activists of the NGO who have been personally trained by Gore to deliver his slide show around the world.

In India, 140 presenters would be working to broadcast the reality of science, impacts and solutions to the climate crisis.

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