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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    WHAT IS COP 26?
    WHAT IS 24 HOURS OF REALITY: LET’S GET REAL?
    WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YEAR?
    WHAT DOES “REAL ACTION” REALLY MEAN?
    WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ME?
    HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

    WHAT IS COP 26?

    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. You’ll learn about the challenges we’re facing, the solutions available, why acting now is so important, and how you can help.

    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. You’ll learn about the challenges we’re facing, the solutions available, why acting now is so important, and how you can help.

    WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YEAR?

    This August, UN Secretary-General Antonia 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?

    Action is only real when it creates real change. Such as:

    • Concrete plans for immediate reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Offsets too often prove to be smoke and mirrors. We need actual emissions reductions to prevent climate catastrophe.
    • A just transition from coal and gas to clean energy. The choices that affect how climate change shapes our future disproportionately impact people who never got a say. We can shift to cost-effective, job-creating, renewable energy around the world, and we must.
    • Financial support from wealthy, polluting nations. The nations responsible for the climate crisis have to own up to the damage they’ve done, fulfill their current commitments, and set bold new pledges to correct the coming consequences.

    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, so we can all get louder. Start here.