Current TV is geared up to start 24 hours of reality in climate change. According to their website:
Spanning 24 hours, 24 time zones and multiple languages, “24 Hours of Reality” features a new multimedia presentation about climate change created by Vice President Gore and delivered by an army of personally trained slide show Presenters from around the world. Beginning in Mexico City and proceeding westward around the globe, “24 Hours of Reality” offers a round-the-clock snapshot of the global climate crisis in real time, sharing unique perspectives on the crisis from Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Kotzebue, Alaska, Jakarta to London. With one event scheduled in each time zone at 7 p.m. local time, the entire 24 hours will also be streamed live online from start to finish, culminating in a final presentation by Vice President Gore in New York at 7 p.m.
This should be an interesting and unusually-concentrated platform for education about the matters of climate change and how people all over the world are effected by pollution, energy consumption, and excess waste.
Even more exciting, perhaps, is the focus on solutions:
By focusing the world’s attention on the climate crisis for an entire day, “24 Hours of Reality” is intended to create a global movement and inspire international action to solve the climate crisis the other 364 days of the year. At each event, we will highlight the projects and initiatives of in-country organizations and NGOs and offer information and opportunities for people to learn more and to get involved with ongoing activities in their own communities. This global discussion will lead to action to solve the climate crisis.
Tomorrow, on Wednesday Sept 24th, the show will start in Mexico City and run all the way until ending in New York on Thursday at 7 pm. I don’t think my DVR will record all that, but I’ll definitely check in and see what’s going on. I’ll be interested to see Al Gore‘s live talk as well.
Check out Current TV’s website for a trailer and more information.
Alyssa works in multiple MOMs locations.