Al Gore's ambitious attempt to turn the world's eyes towards the climate crisis -- 24 Hours of Reality -- wrapped up last night in New York City. The event was watched by nearly 9 million people worldwide, without the help of any major broadcasting company. Most people watched online, where viewers tuned in everywhere from Mexico to Pakistan. Since it was designed for an online environment, Climate Reality cannily produced some great bite-sized videos for dissemination on the intertubes. To wrap up TreeHugger's coverage of the event, I've gathered the must-see Climate Reality videos in a single post -- watch these to get a sense of what the event was all about, and pass them on to friends. My personal favorite is above. Called 'Doubt', it powerfully links the tactics employed by the tobacco industry decades ago to the strategies used today to sow doubt about climate change. It's narrated by Bill Nye.
Below, check out 'Climate 101'. Another great video, this one explains the principles behind climate science in simple, straightforward terms.
And here's the 'Grassroots' video, in which Al Gore touches on the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Civil Rights movement, and discusses how major social changes can occur in relatively short amounts of time:
Below, I've included a few more video highlights from the event, starting with Al Gore's lively appearance on the Colbert Report:
One of the best panel discussions from 24 Hours of Reality featured Mark Ruffalo, climatologist Heidi Cullen, and Al Gore:
And finally, if you haven't seen the promo spots -- they're pretty classic:
See the others here.
To dive into the rest of TreeHugger's coverage of 24 Hours of Reality, start here.