Droughts, floods, heat waves, unprecedented infestations, wildfires, and rising sea levels: hundreds of thousands of human beings are already facing the reality of climate change every day. Five years after the release of "An Inconvenient Truth", Nobel laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is organizing a global event that will bring the world together at a critical moment of global consciousness to deliver the following message: the climate crisis is real, it is happening now. 24 Hours of Reality will offer a new multimedia presentation on climate change, created by the former Vice President and communicated by presenters from all over the world who were personally trained by Mr. Gore. The event will take place over 24 hours, in 24 time zones, and in 13 different languages. Starting in Mexico City and travelling westward, 24 Hours of Reality offers a 24 hour look at the climate crisis in real time, sharing unique perspectives on the crisis from Tonga to Cap-Verde, Mexico to Kotzebue, and from Jakarta to London. With an event planned in each time zone at 7pm local time, the entire event will be streamed live online and will lead to a final presentation by the Honourable Al Gore in New York, New York at 7pm EST.
Drawing the world's attention to the climate crisis for a full day, 24 Hours of Reality aims to create a global movement and inspire international action to solve the climate crisis. At each event, we will be sharing the projects and initiatives of prominent environmental non-governmental organizations and will provide information on opportunities to enable citizens to take part in local activities. This global discussion will lead to specific measures to solve the climate crisis.
From the 24 presentations, 3 will be given by Canadian presenters including Carl Duivenvoorden from New Brunswick, and Peter Schiefke and Karel Mayrand from Quebec. M. Mayrand will be delivering his presentation in French.