International Day of Climate Action is this Saturday

Posted by — October 22, 2009 5:13 pm
This Saturday, October 24th marks the International Day of Climate Action and communities worldwide are preparing to do their part.   In case you hadn’t heard, global warming is a real issue that  is wreaking havoc on the environment at a faster rate than ever before.  The amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere currently exceeds the “safe” amount. If the world continues to expel carbon dioxide at current rates, the world as we know it will cease to exist. 

An international agreement is needed to reduce carbon emissions, and quickly.  The International Day of Climate Action is an opportunity for communities around the world to make their voices heard.  Reducing emmissions to 350ppm will not be an easy feat, but it needs to happen and 350.org is making it a priority to bring international attention to the issue.  

“350.org is the first large-scale grassroots global campaign against climate change. It’s supporters include leading scientists, the governments of 89 countries, and a huge variety of environmental, health, development and religious NGO’s. All agree that current atmospheric levels of CO2 – 390 parts per million – are causing damage to the planet and to its most vulnerable people, and that government action at the Copenhagen climate conference is required to bring the earth’s carbon level swiftly down.” (Learn more at 350.org)

Watch this video by 350.org to learn more about the day of action:

Events are taking place around the world. As of this morning there are 4,457 actions in 172 countries confirmed. Find out what events are already planned for Saturday and take part, or plan your own!

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