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Jakarta Post

Jakarta hosts 24 hours of climate reality

  • Warief Djajanto Basorie

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 14 2011   /  06:00 am

The catch line is short: 24 presenters, 24 time zones, 13 languages, one message. The message is that the climate crisis is real; everybody get real. That one message goes out to all four corners of the globe in all 24 time zones.

In getting that message across, former United States vice president Al Gore (1993-2001), chairman of the Climate Reality Project, has created “24 Hours of Reality”, a worldwide multimedia event broadcasting the reality of the world’s climate.

On Sept. 14–15, one presenter in every time zone will deliver a climate message in turn by the hour for 24 hours around the globe. The cycle starts in Mexico City. It travels westward and ends in New York with Al Gore speaking. In between, Asian points involved are Seoul, Beijing, Jakarta, New Delhi, Islamabad, Dubai and Istanbul. People can view live stream broadcasts in real time at 7 p.m. local t...