This weekend I joined the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.
This is something I’ve wanted to do for years and the Atlanta conference was the largest event and particularly intense. It powerfully aligned climate change with the civil rights movement to discuss climate justice.
You can get a glimpse of two of the more unique presentations.
An interfaith meeting was held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Comedian Pete Davidson gave Al Gore some tips on how to speak.
“Al Gore has three questions about climate change and our future. First: Do we have to change? Each day, global-warming pollution traps as much heat energy as would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs. This trapped heat is leading to stronger storms and more extreme floods, he says: ‘Every night on the TV news now is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation.’ Second question: Can we change? We’ve already started. So then, the big question: Will we change? In this challenging, inspiring talk, Gore says yes. ‘When any great moral challenge is ultimately resolved into a binary choice between what is right and what is wrong, the outcome is foreordained because of who we are as human beings,’ he says. ‘That is why we’re going to win this.’”
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“With the same humor and humanity he exuded in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to inventing a new, hotter “brand name” for global warming.”
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“What can change in a day? Everything. On September 14, the world will focus its attention on the truth about the climate crisis. For 24 hours, we will all live in reality. Pick a faraway place or a city near you. Make it yours for one day. We’re hitting every time zone — but only once. 7 p.m. in your time zone. Choose a location and get involved.
Climate Reality hosts an amazing 24 hour event. 24 presenters. 24 time zones. 13 languages. 1 message.”
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To benefit from Al Gore’s talks you don’t have to agree with him. A majority of recommended actions benefit the you and the economy through efficiency. Simply listen to his 15 points on How You Can Contribute. You can make a difference. It’s easy! Start now!
(If you’re short on time jump to 06:00 , past his self-depracating humor.)
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