Former U.S. Vice President, TV network founder and environmental activist Al Gore is currently hosting a live 24-hour webcast from the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the AP reports.
Gore, who co-founded the cable network Current TV, and whose book “An Inconvenient Truth,” about climate change, provided the basis for a 2006 documentary of the same name, is undertaking the project to shed light on the upcoming international climate summit in Paris, the story reports.
“Gore, who helped negotiate the 1997 climate treaty that failed to control global warming, will host the round-the-clock event that includes musical performances by Elton John, Duran Duran and others. Other concerts will be broadcast from locations around the globe, from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, Sydney and Cape Town,” the AP reports.
Other artists on the bill include Jon Bon Jovi, Pharrell Williams and Neil Young. The event, which is being live-streamed today through Saturday, Nov. 14, at 24HoursofReality.org, is called “24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching.”
The climate summit, COP 21, opens Nov. 30 in Paris.