Hurricane Sandy had lashed across the US Northeast bringing about damages worth of $65 billion. Even as the region is limping back to normal, an interactive conversation about the cost of carbon pollution across the globe is being lined up for a global viewing experience. The Climate Reality Project’s third-annual global broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon, is to be streamed live from Los Angeles, California on October 22-23. The broadcast would begin at 11 a.m. PST.
According to Maggie L. Fox, CEO of The Climate Reality Project, “Carbon pollution is changing our climate and transforming our world – with profound and costly consequences for governments, communities, and individuals alike”. She added that this year’s event is to be seen as a “major step forward in the social revolution for climate action. Together, we’ll assess the collective and individual costs of carbon pollution we all are paying and call for lasting solutions that will change the course of our future.”
Hopping around North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, 24 Hours of Reality will look to identify the specific costs the world has been paying for carbon pollution.
The broadcast will also include mini-documentaries from all across these continents. According to a press note, 24 Hours of Reality will look at “how climate change impacts individuals and communities, from Staten Island families rebuilding after Sandy to Somali climate refugees finding new homes in Kenya to victims of the summer’s 500-year flood in Central Europe”.
The program will also urge viewers to find out the unique costs of carbon they are exposed to. Viewers can also share their findings on social networks or email them to the Cost of Carbon website. The viewers can also send their Cost of Carbon assessment and demand for action to leaders from the top 20 carbon-polluting countries via the social networks. The costs, found over a day’s time, will be featured in the program. The program will have six hosts, one from each continent, to anchor the different segments lined up.
Besides, former Vice President Al Gore and the President and Climate Reality Project President and CEO Maggie L. Fox, and other international celebrities, economists, business leaders, advocates and other special guests will join the hosts. Head here to know more.