24 HOURS OF REALITY™ :
LET’S GET REAL
OCTOBER 29, 2021
Now is the time! Join us in this global day of action to demand world leaders meeting at COP 26 take real action to stop rising temperatures and prevent climate catastrophe.
No more empty promises. No more next times. Enough is enough.
TAKE ACTION NOW - HERE’S HOW
Climate advocates like you are speaking out today around the world, joining in the call for real action on the climate crisis.
Together we’ll create a chorus of voices that cannot be ignored.
Start by posting your demands on social media channels with the hashtag #LetsGetReal. Call out what’s happening in your community or use our toolkit here.
If you want to record a video for your post, here are some tips.
TAKE ACTION WHERE YOU LIVE
It's Time To Get Real
24 Hours of Reality: Let’s Get Real is a call to action - a call to our leaders to take the real and urgent steps required to turn the tide of the climate crisis. It’s far past time for half-measures. We need real action. Now.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS COP 26?
In November, representatives of nearly 200 countries will meet in Glasgow, Scotland for the United Nations’ 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) to consider the state of the climate crisis. There, they’ll review and can strengthen the Paris Agreement, the international community’s framework for global cooperation on climate action.
WHAT IS 24 HOURS OF REALITY: LET’S GET REAL?
For 24 hours on October 29, former US Vice President Al Gore and Climate Reality Leader activists around the world will lead a global day of action, demanding the real policy change required to cut fossil fuel emissions and transition to a just clean-energy economy. The goal of this day of action is for people around the world - people like you - to join in and make their voices heard. If you care about the climate crisis and haven’t spoken out yet, this is your chance.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YEAR?
This August, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) a “code red for humanity.” Our window to hold warming to the danger line of 1.5 degrees Celsius and avert the worst of climate change is rapidly closing. If we fail, oceans could rise up to a meter or more by century’s end and warm up to eight times what we’ve seen in recent decades. Even more extreme heatwaves, droughts, fires, and hurricanes will become our new normal.
As we speed toward this unbearable outcome, it’s clearer than ever that the little we’re doing now isn’t enough. We must put real pressure on global leaders headed to COP 26 this November to commit to the real action we need. It’s now or never.
WHAT DOES “REAL ACTION” REALLY MEAN?
Real action creates real change. Such as:
Concrete plans for immediate reductions of greenhouse gas emissions: No more greenwashing. No more bridge fuels. No more vague statements without clear commitments and timelines to cut fossil fuels. We need actual emissions reductions to prevent climate catastrophe.
A just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy: In a world with cost-effective clean energy there is simply no place for fossil fuels. This means moving from extractive economies to renewables while investing big in frontline communities and developing truly inclusive workforces. Our fight for solutions cannot replicate the inequities of the past.
Restorative justice in financing solutions: The nations most responsible for the climate crisis must address the damage they’ve done. This means honoring commitments now and financing adaptation and zero-carbon development in impacted nations in the years ahead.
WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ME?
Scientists warn that unless we radically reduce fossil fuel emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050, global warming could rise above 1.5 degrees Celsius and unleash a series of irreversible effects that will upend life as we know it.
If you’re concerned about what that will mean for you, your family, and the world we offer future generations, you want to know what you can do to affect this crisis before it’s too late.
We have the clean energy solutions we need to halt warming in time to avoid the worst, if we act bravely, boldly, and now. It’s never been more important for you to join and share the conversation about climate reality. By declaring its importance and our unwillingness to ignore it, we can build the pressure needed to convince leaders to act.
It starts with you.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Add your voice!
Speak out on social media channels on October 29. Find more information here on how to post your demands.
Find ways to take action in your part of the world here.