Five years after the documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth' showed us how dramatic scissor lifts can be, the eco crusader and former vice president Al Gore is set to strike again with '24 Hours of Reality.' The event will include presentations given by Gore and 23 other citizen activists. The talks will take place over the span of 24 hours throughout 24 times zones in 13 languages. The event can be viewed via live stream on Sept. 14.
With '24 Hours of Reality' Gore hopes to address what he calls, the "new normal." He, once again, points a finger at oil companies and other emissions-happy corporations for sweeping the issue of climate change under the rug. He claims these companies distract our attention from the increasing extremes of our weather. This is a heavy charge indeed, but it's hard to deny that our weather has been a bit wonkier than usual this year. Texas had its hottest weather on record this year and Japan was met with a tsunami. If the movie 'Twister' gives you the willies, then tune in to '24 Hours of Reality.'