October 23, 2009

350 & You: Day of Action

Blog Action Day has come and gone, but the real challenge of raising awareness about climate change and global warning has just begun.

This blog will join thousands of other blogs for a Day of Action on October 24, 2009, to spread the word about 350. But what is the significance of the number 350?

Here is a snippet from 350.org:

And what does this 350 number even mean?

350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in "Parts Per Million" in our atmosphere. 350 PPM—it's the number humanity needs to get back to as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change.

If we're already past 350, are we all doomed?

No. We're like the patient that goes to the doctor and learns he's overweight, or his cholesterol is too high. He doesn't die immediately—but until he changes his lifestyle and gets back down to the safe zone, he's at more risk for heart attack or stroke. The planet is in its danger zone because we've poured too much carbon into the atmosphere, and we're starting to see signs of real trouble: melting ice caps, rapidly spreading drought. We need to scramble back as quickly as we can to safety.

It’s not too late to join the Day of Action.  

Join us today


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