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Al Gore compares climate crisis to 9/11, praises Green New Deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Vice President Al Gore kicked off a series of climate presentations on Wednesday evening that will continue around the globe over 24 hours, a lively talk espousing political and US policy changes. The event, called “24 Hours of Reality” is an endeavor of The Climate Reality Project, founded by Gore to educate the public and inspire action on climate change. Gore said he has trained more than 20,000 climate activists, some of whom will be fellow presenters for the talks, which will continue through Thursday at more than 1,700 locations as far-flung as Antarctica and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The opening presentation took place at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where an audience of more than ...