In preparation for Al Gore and adman Alex Bogusky's  "24 Hours of Climate Reality," their new organization The Climate Reality Project  produced these teaser videos, designed to show us just how close our planet is to a very bad situation. In the first, a decrepit Rube Goldberg  machine throws the proverbial fecal matter at the proverbial fan:
The main event will take place over 24 hours starting at 8 p.m. Eastern on September 14. Streaming live, the "24 Hours of Climate Reality" will feature a new presentation written by Al Gore, tailored for and recorded on location in each time zone in the world (except for a few hard-to-reach Pacific islands). If you live in France, say, you'll see a presentation in French with specific information about how climate change is affecting the French environment and economy. You can tune in to watch here .
In the meantime, according to the Climate Reality Project, it's time to pull out all the metaphors. The shit has hit the fan and the fat lady is singing to the cows who've come home: