Al Gore Cancels Climate Event; Sam Champion Reports Live From Paris for NBC

By Chris Ariens 

Former Vice President Al Gore has canceled the ambitious 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth, a global day of action about climate change being held in Paris, and broadcast around the world. The Weather Channel’s Sam Champion was taking part in the event which began today and was to conclude tomorrow. Instead, Champion has been reporting for MSNBC and NBC News during continuing coverage. He recorded this video around 9:45 p.m. ET tonight before going live on Dateline NBC’s 10 p.m. ET special.

“Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the entire nation of France,” Gore wrote on Twitter, with this message appearing on the event’s website.