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Quiet heroes

November 20, 2013 | 6:15 pm |

When you spend your days fighting anti-science deniers and misinformation about climate, it’s hard not to envy the heroes of Hollywood action blockbusters. After all, they get to fight aliens in adrenalin-filled battles where the time is limited and the outcome is clear. (Plus, they’re generally pretty good looking and they always win.) In real life, battles for the future of the planet frequently take place with much less fanfare in places like unassuming government buildings with tired fluorescent lights. And the people who show up to fight them— teachers, doctors, grandparents, farmers, and kids like most of us walk … Read More

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Climate Reality Leaders host events for 24 Hours of Reality

November 1, 2013 | 3:56 pm | , Leadership Corps Program Director, The Climate Reality Project

Here at The Climate Reality Project, we’re firm believers in the notion that climate change is a shared problem with a shared solution. Or, to put it another way, we can solve the climate crisis that affects us all when all of us stand up and speak up. We’re also more than a little proud that no one exemplifies this approach better than our Climate Reality Leaders. Case in point: our 24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon broadcast last week. We wanted to tell the world about the many costs of carbon pollution we’ve all been exposed to … Read More

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It’s Time to Speak Up

September 5, 2013 | 8:30 am |

The longtime Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Tip O’Neill had a saying that “All politics is local.” It quickly became a truism in American politics, and for good reason: he was right. The same is true when it comes to the politics of climate change, and that’s why we need your help. The majority of Americans know man-made climate change is a reality with devastating consequences, and a challenge we need to solve. But anti-science deniers—many funded by Big Oil and Big Coal interests, frightened at the prospect of action to limit emissions and put a price on … Read More

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Climate Reality Leadership Corps training by Al Gore in Chicago

July 16, 2013 | 8:55 pm |

At the end of July, I will participate in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Chicago. Climate Leaders are activists who have taken part in this leadership and communications training lead by former Vice President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project. Climate Leaders are expected to perform ten acts of leadership, which could include organising an event, speaking at a seminar or writing a column in a newspaper.

I’m thrilled and happy for the opportunity to attend the training, join the Corps and keep volunteering in the field of climate change. My travel wouldn’t be possible without help from supporters, and to them I want to express my most sincere gratitude.

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Adventures in Istanbul: Becoming a Climate Leader

June 21, 2013 | 10:03 pm |

About a year ago, I received an email from Warren Miller Entertainment asking if I’d become an ambassador for the I Am Pro Snow initiative. WME had partnered with The Climate Reality Project to spread awareness of what climate change means for all of us who love snow. I have to admit, when I first got the email I was afraid I wasn’t really qualified to take this on. But after thinking about it more, I decided to say yes. After all, this was an issue I care about and becoming an ambassador would be a great way to help, even if I had no clue how just yet.

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400 ppm

May 13, 2013 | 8:51 pm |

We are proud to be able to republish the following blog post written by former Vice President of the United States Al Gore. Yesterday, for the first time in human history, concentrations of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming pollutant, hit 400 parts per million in our planet’s atmosphere. This number is a reminder that for the last 150 years — and especially over the last several decades — we have been recklessly polluting the protective sheath of atmosphere that surrounds the Earth and protects the conditions that have fostered the flourishing of our civilization. We are altering the composition … Read More

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Live-tweeting the Climate Reality training

August 21, 2012 | 6:30 pm | , Climate Leader Program Director

It’s a big week for The Climate Reality Project. We’re here in Northern California to train a thousand new people as members of our Climate Reality Leadership Corps. That’s a thousand more dedicated, motivated individuals to help build the climate movement! We hope you can share in our excitement — and on social media, you can follow along.

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A thousand new Climate Reality leaders

August 21, 2012 | 5:50 pm | , President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

We need leadership. And if elected officials and governments are failing to lead, then all of us, everyday citizens, must step up to take their place.

That’s why I’m so excited to be joining one thousand individuals this week from around the world at our Climate Reality leadership training in Northern California. Together with our Chairman, former Vice President Al Gore, we will be training them to share the reality of climate change as leaders who encourage their communities to take action.

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