A slew of Hollywood stars and musicians — including Sting, David Crosby, Claire Danes and Tea Leoni — will join Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreTrump's election fraud claims pose risks for GOP in midterms Don't 'misunderestimate' George W. Bush Why the pro-choice movement must go on the offensive 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 TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe 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.