“Dirty Weather” coincides with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants that ensure that unless a plant uses advanced technology to reduce carbon pollution from coal, it will not be built in the United States.
The most popular EPA proposal ever written, the proposal indicates that coal accounted for nearly half of all energy related carbon dioxide emissions worldwide in 2011, as well as 79% of the U.S.’ total energy related carbon pollution.
According to the Climate Reality Project, polluting the atmosphere with fossil fuels like “coal, oil and gas or dirty energy heats up the planet, bringing with it dirty weather; floods, droughts, heat waves and wildfires.”
The Climate Reality Project’s “Dirty Weather” promotes the switch from dirty to clean energy as the best solution to stop carbon pollution from disturbing our climate and gives plenty of evidence to back it up.
Kicking off tonight from New York City and concluding with a “Call to Action” from former Vice President Al Gore tomorrow night, November 15 at 7:00 pm pst, “Dirty Weather” will stream live for 24 hours straight, across 24 time zones, chronicling the climatic reality of countries all over the world.
Documenting the effects and impacts of the weather in every geographic region of the globe with the use of personal interviews and visually stunning cinematography, “Dirty Weather” graphically illustrates the fact the climate change is not only real, its here and it’s here now.
At 10:00 pm (pst,) tonight, “Dirty Weather” examines the Western United States with how warm winters and even warmer summers are affecting tourism, featuring Colorado’s crisis from no snow to no water.
Many renowned allies in the global climate change world partnered to do “Dirty Weather” including the Environmental Defense Fund, the National Resource Defense Council, the World Wildlife Fund, the Rainforest Alliance, Mashable, Rock the Vote, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the US Climate Action Network, Worldwatch International, the Center for Biological Diversity and a host of other esteemed organizations.
This is your chance to see the “dirty” facts, figures and future of climate change and find out what you can do to help stop it.
“Dirty Weather” live streams tonight at 8:00 pm pst on www.climaterealityproject.org.