Why Was I In Iowa #climatereality

Why was I in IowaMany people have asked me why I was in Iowa earlier this month. I had an amazing opportunity to train with Al Gore and see his presentation up close and personal presented by him at Climate Reality training. Having Al Gore train you on his Inconvenient Truth slideshow is an amazing experience. He is, as you know from seeing the movie, an amazing presenter and speaker. He is engaging with the audience and keeps your attention the entire time even when he is presenting heavy science and bar graphs. I told my husband when I called him from the training that I am happy Al Gore is using these skills to talk about climate change because he could probably sell anything to anyone. I mean that in the most positive way, he makes a connection with his audience in a masterful way and makes detailed information easy to understand.

Who else was there with me? The training was amazing that the connections were also just as amazing.
I was there with millennial’s in high school and college. I was there with the original environmentalists who remember the first Earth Day. [Read more…]

The Dirty Weather Report Starts Tonight!

Hurricane Irene warned us and Hurricane Sandy hit us over the head with it… climate change is here.

Dirty fossil fuels have created a world of Dirty Weather. Yet as the climate crisis deepens, the oil, coal and gas industries continue to rake in record profits and receive billions of dollars in government subsidies.

Tonight The Climate Reality Project is hosting The 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report. Starting 8pm EST and continuing for 24 hours, millions of people will participate in an on going conversation broadcast live online, which will include noted climate scientists, elected leaders, business leaders, activists, celebrities, and Climate Reality Project Founder and Chairman and former Vice President Al Gore.

It will be fascinating to see on the ground reports from people in each time zone in the entire world reporting on their personal experience with climate change. I think this will be an eye opening event that will really show the world what is happening because of our dirty energy and what is happening to our planet.

So what is Climate Reality? They use cutting-edge communications and grassroots engagement tools to raise the profile of the climate crisis to its proper state of urgency. They are working to create a global movement more than 2 million strong and a grassroots network of Climate Leaders trained by Chairman Al Gore. And most importantly they stand up to denial, press for solutions, and spread the truth about climate change to empower our leaders to solve the climate crisis.

 Watch the live online broadcast here.