Illustration: Al Gore’s the End is Nigh by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times
Move over Jack Bauer, Al Gore is here. In the hit television series “24,” federal agent Jack Bauer observed no limits in his real-time quest to thwart terrorists intent on killing millions of innocent Americans. Mr. Gore is looking to channel this program’s success with his own “24 Hours of Reality,” which he claims will rescue the planet itself from a more imminent threat - global warming. The Oscar-winning veep-turned-environmental-maven, however, is no Jack Bauer.
Mr. Gore’s politically correct spectacle will lecture the public live over the Internet on Sept. 14 and 15, borrowing the 24-hour gimmick from the TV thriller while adding a twist. Rather than portray a particular terror threat over the course of an entire day, Mr. Gore’s program will present a series of environmental dangers - each one an hourlong - from all 24 time zones across the globe. According to the online trailer, the broadcast will “focus the world’s attention on the full truth, scope, scale and impact of the climate crisis. To remove the doubt. Reveal the deniers. And catalyze urgency around an issue that affects every one of us.”
Nearly two decades after Mr. Gore broke into the climate-change business with his book “Earth in the Balance,” interest in his cause has waned as reasons to be skeptical regarding the grandiose claims continue to mount. So Mr. Gore has dumped the old name of his outfit, Alliance for Climate Protection, and rebranded it Climate Reality Project. Taken together with “24 Hours of Reality,” Mr. Gore’s new operation purports to be all about truth, but don’t be fooled.
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