It was a great day with great friends. old and new, and a vital message to share with the world. It’s 350 CO2 ppm or BUST!
It was a great day with great friends. old and new, and a vital message to share with the world. It’s 350 CO2 ppm or BUST! 92 people showed up to lend support to world leaders who will have to make some very tough commitments in the new Climate Treaty under discussion right now. Thank you, one and all, for showing up and making a difference. Here are some links to see photos and a quick little video of our Chant! http://www.youtube.com/watch?
News from 350.org…
Powerful responses from the first world leaders that we’ve officially delivered those pictures to. Here’s Ban Ki Moon, secretary general of the UN:
“I would like to thank the millions of people in 181 countries who participated in 350.org’s Day of Climate Action on 24 October. It was one of the most inspiring examples of grassroots political action on global warming the world has ever witnessed. This Day of Climate Action came at a critical time in the global negotiations, and demonstrated that people around the world — from Ethiopia to India, Paraguay to the United States — understand the scientific challenge the world faces. I encourage governments to heed the example set by their citizens, and to take strong action in Copenhagen to address this crisis through bold, visionary leadership.”
And here’s some positively good news, a resolution introduced in the U.S. House after last week’s rallies that would commit the Congress to aiming for 350 ppm as its climate goal. Its initial sponsors are Rep. Rob Filner of California and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. Many thanks to our friends at Citizens Climate Lobby.