Gore announces celebrity guests for 24-hour climate special
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A slew of Hollywood stars and musicians — including Sting, David Crosby, Claire Danes and Tea Leoni — will join Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold Gore2020 general election debates announced Odds place Greta Thunberg as front-runner for this year's Nobel Peace Prize Joe Lieberman's son running for Senate in Georgia MORE as the former vice president hosts a 24-hour broadcast special focused on what he calls the “climate crisis.”

“Our health depends on the health of the planet,” Gore, a longtime environmental activist, said in a Tuesday statement about the upcoming eighth annual “24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves.”


“The climate crisis is not an abstract issue; it has direct impacts on us and the people we love the most,” Gore, 70, said. The special, which will be streamed online and aired on TV stations around the world on Monday, will highlight how “we can take bold and ambitious action to ensure that future generations can live long, healthy lives full of opportunity and promise,” according to Gore.

Also among the entertainers expected to appear during the daylong broadcast from Gore's Climate Reality Project: Jaden Smith, actor Jeff Goldblum, TV host Bill Nye, HGTV’s Jonathan Scott, “Homeland’s” Mandy Patinkin, The Lumineers, 5 Seconds of Summer, and singers Michael Franti and Robyn.

News of the 24-hour show comes just a day after President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE said he doesn’t “believe” the findings of a major report his administration released last week which predicted dire consequences to the United States due to climate change.

“Yeah, I don’t believe it,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday. “I’ve seen it, I’ve read some of it, and it’s fine,” he said of the report.

Gore had railed against the Trump administration for the timing of the report’s release on Friday following the Thanksgiving holiday.

“The president may try to hide the truth, but his own scientists and experts have made it as stark and clear as possible," Gore said in a statement.

The government’s report, which indicates current efforts to combat climate change are woefully insufficient, says the effects of a warming Earth will increasingly harm human health, damage infrastructure, threaten the world’s energy supply and pose challenges for the global economy.