Do you know the significance of the number 350? Well you should, in fact everyone on this planet needs to know it's significance! 350 is now the most important number on the planet. 350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, measured in parts per million. We are currently at 390ppm and lowering this number will be a challenge, one that effects all of us!
In December our world leaders will be meeting in Copenhegan, Denmark to draft a new Global Climate Treaty. This treaty could change the tide of Climate Change and help us on the path to a healthier planet but many of our leaders have no intention of making significant changes! The message remains lost on those who have the power to create policy and in essence have the planet's well being in their hands! We can change all of that. There is power in numbers and people around the world are mobilizing around 350 to solve the climate change issue!
Keep this date in mind OCTOBER 24th--International Day of Climate Action!
350.org is the first large-scale grassroots global campaign against climate change. Its supporters include leading scientists, including Canadian icon David Suzuki, the governments of 92 countries, and a huge variety of environmental, health, development and religious NGOs. All agree that current atmospheric levels of CO2 -- 390 parts permillion -- are causing damage to the planet and to its most vulnerable people, and that government action at the United Nations Copenhagen climate conference is required to bring the earth's carbon level swiftly down to 350 ppm.
Make no mistake—getting back to 350 means transforming our world. It means building solar arrays instead of coal plants, it means planting trees instead of clear-cutting rainforests, it means increasing efficiency and decreasing our waste. Getting to 350 means developing a thousand different solutions—all of which will become much easier if we have a global treaty grounded in the latest science and built around the principles of equity and justice. To get this kind of treaty, we need a movement of people who care enough about our shared global future to get involved and make their voices heard!
Visit 350.org and join the action! Get your schools, teams, employers, family, and community on board and plan a 350 Action event for October 24th that the world cannot ignore! This is a combination of in-the-flesh activism and online organizing. You will be able to upload photos and videos of your events!