Al Gore Makes 24-Hour Effort to Convince Haters That Climate Change is Real, Coming For Us

Al Gore, we must commend you. Not just for your 30-year campaign to educate the denizens of this planet about the destructive policies that lead to climate change. But because of your unrelenting optimism towards the topic, the idea that skeptics can be rescued. We saw An Inconvenient Truth and were ready to move into an underground bunker in South Dakota, surrounded by Sudoku puzzle packets and canned peas. But we didn't, because we have faith in you. And now you're at it again. It's nice.

"24 Hours of Reality," which sounds a little more like our weather-refuge fantasy, is a 24-hour event airing from Wednesday to Thursday across 24 different time zones, in an attempt to publicize the links between global energy consumption and global warming. Gore also wants to take over your Twitter and Facebook pages, Trewin Restorick, head of Global Action Plan, told Reuters, "There will be a full-on assault on climate skeptics, exploring where they get their funding from. Very promising, particularly when considering the gross conflict of interest between climate change naysaying scientists and their high-powered corporate backers. Al, you are so awesome. We voted for you in 2000. For more information on "24 Hours of Reality," visit

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at September 12, 2011, 6:57am

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