Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality Comes to Iceland

Sigurdur Eyberg is to Present in Husavik, North Iceland, as part of ’24 Hours of Reality’, a worldwide Climate Event to connect the dots between extreme weather and our changing climate.

(Press release)

On 14 and 15 September, as part of the Climate Reality Project, Sigurdur Eyberg will give a presentation on the impact of climate change on Iceland and what we can do to solve it.

Sigurdur, Project Manager for Gardarsholmur, has been trained by Vice President Al Gore to deliver a multimedia presentation to connect the dots between our changing climate and the extreme weather we have seen around the world. The presentation will be given in Icelandic, and will take place in Husavik at 19.00. Sigurdur will be joining Vice President Gore and 22 other presenters from around the globe who will be talking about how the climate crisis is impacting us all.

The Climate Reality Project (formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection) is a new global campaign to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis and mobilise citizens to help solve it. The campaign, chaired by former Vice President Al Gore, kicks off with 24 Hours of Reality; a worldwide, live streamed event on September 14th and 15th. It will take place in 24 locations around the world, including in Iceland, and will conclude with a presentation in New York City by Vice President Gore.

Sigurdur Eyberg is the Project Manager for the foundation Gardarsholmur, a scientific institution dedicated to environmental discussion and research. He developed his passion for environmentalism in the years leading up to Iceland’s economic collapse in 2008, believing this was a time of massive overconsumption in Iceland and the ecological effects were never considered. Sigurdur has led a varied career as a recording artist with the Warner Bros. subsidiary Atco-East/West, and as an actor with a degree from East-15 Acting School in London. Sigurdur received an an M.S. in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland in 2010. He is now at work on a book about how to reduce human impacts on the climate and the natural world, and is creating a documentary about his quest to live within the limits of sustainability.

From Tonga to Cape Verde and Mexico City to Alaska, 24 Hours of Reality will feature scientists, celebrities, business leaders and concerned citizens, along with former Vice President Al Gore. It will be broadcast live online over 24 hours, in 24 time zones and in multiple languages. During the event, people living with the impacts of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. The event will include a presentation by Sigurdur Eyberg in Iceland.

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