Sure, we’ve all heard the bad news about climate change: it’s here, it’s huge, it’s devastating, and it’s not going away anytime soon.
Ever wonder whether there’s any good news around this global phenomenon?
Well, there is. On September 16–17, 2014, the Climate Reality Project broadcasted live streaming video on Ustream for 24 hours straight, sharing 24 reasons to be hopeful about the future of our planet. 24 Reasons for Hope is the fourth event in the Project’s annual 24 Hours of Reality series dedicated to sparking action on the issue of climate change.
Each hour of the event, hosted on the Climate Reality Channel, focused on a different reason to be hopeful about our future and encompassed presentations from Project Chairman Al Gore, town-hall meetings, musical performances from acts such as Linkin Park and Jack Johnson, and other features. Among the 24 reasons presented were:
- Renewables are growing in use and getting cheaper all the time. (Hour 1)
- Remarkable progress is being made in energy storage. (Hour 11)
- Key financial institutions are realizing that dirty energy is a bad investment (Hour 21).
The 24 Reasons for Hope channel on Ustream drew more than 16 million views — 8 million unique views — in countries around the globe.
To learn more about the event and to access recordings from the live video stream, visit 24hoursofreality.org.