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    October 01, 2012 | 2:56 PM

    Climate Reality Project Issues Urgent Request for Videos of Extreme Weather, Climate Change

    CONTACT: Bill Rigler, +1-917-415-0612, press@climatereality.com 

    Washington, DC (Oct. 1, 2012) — The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, has issued an urgent call for videos from people all around the world to join the global movement and share their stories about how extreme weather and climate change is affecting their lives and their communities. Top videos will be included in the nonprofit organization’s upcoming live Web broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report.

    Last year's live Ustream broadcast garnered more than 8 million views worldwide, and an even larger audience is expected to tune in this year. “The goal of the 24 Hours of Reality initiative is to mobilize the world to confront the urgency of the climate crisis by creating a cultural movement around the reality of extreme weather and climate change,” adds Maggie L. Fox, President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “The videos we receive from people around the globe experiencing extreme weather will be a critical element of The Climate Reality Project’s campaign to help educate the world about the facts of the climate crisis.” 

    24 Hours of Reality video submissions can run the emotional gamut from heartbreaking to funny — and everything in between. Varying production values, from home videos shot on cell phones and webcams, to fully produced shorts, are also welcome and encouraged. Potential stories could include:

    A home owner whose property has been damaged by extreme weather ...

    Business owners affected by reduced tourism ...

    Hunters or anglers affected by shrinking rivers ...

    Farmers encountering drought and smaller crops ...

    Video makers whose stories are chosen to be included in the webcast will receive credit in the webcast credits and/or on the dedicated webpage. Limited edition 24 Hours of Reality gifts will also be given as tokens of appreciation. 

    Anyone interested in sharing their extreme weather story can upload their 1-5-minute video to YouTube or another video hosting site and email a link to videos@climatereality.com. The deadline for submissions is midnight (PST) October 26, 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.climaterealityproject.org/submit-video. 

    The event can be viewed at http://www.climaterealityproject.org

    About The Climate Reality Project Founded and chaired by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States, The Climate Reality Project helps citizens around the world discover the truth about the climate crisis and take meaningful steps to bring about change. Our mission is to reveal the complete truth about the climate crisis in a way that ignites the moral courage in each of us.