Thursday, September 15, 2011

Climate Reality

There are just a few hours left to check out Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, an amazing interactive website about Climate Change. The site brings viewers to 24 places in the world in a 24 hour period, and has already surpassed 4 million viewers.

Here's the blurb:

24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. It will consist of a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for 24 hours, representing every time zone around the globe. Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality.

The promotional videos were made by the uber-talented team at Brooklyn-based Missing Pieces.

Check them out here:

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I really love this one below. Shit hitting the fan might just be a perfect metaphor for what will happen to our planet if we don't address the serious problem of climate change.

1 comment:

Zachary Fu said...

I was scrolling through your older posts when I came across this promo video. I realized that the video was only 30 seconds, but the message that it communicated was quite profound because of its symbolism. I especially liked how it is a human hand that is throwing the waste at our planet. I agree that we need to change the way we live in order to do a better job of taking care of the Earth.

I think that the promo was well made and that it shows how powerful visual media can be. It made me think about all of the unnecessary things that we do that damages our planet. As a Christian, I believe that we are responsible for taking care of the Earth because ultimately it belongs to God. I am not saying that everyone should immediately get rid of all technology and anything that is depleting our natural resources, but I do think that everyone could live more simply. I appreciate your blog entries because you focus on important topics that are sometimes overlooked.