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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION


Today, Oct. 24, people in 181 countries are coming together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people are gathering to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.

What does the number 350 mean?

350 is the most important number in the world—it’s what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


Two years ago, after leading climatologists observed rapid ice melt in the Arctic and other frightening signs of climate change, they issued a series of studies showing that the planet faced both human and natural disaster if atmospheric concentrations of CO2 remained above 350 parts per million.

Everyone from Al Gore to the U.N.’s top climate scientist has now embraced this goal as necessary for stabilizing the planet and preventing complete disaster. Now the trick is getting our leaders to pay attention and craft policies that will put the world on track to get to 350.

Is 350 scientifically possible?


Right now, mostly because we’ve burned so much fossil fuel, the atmospheric concentration of co2 is 390 ppm — that’s way too high, and it’s why ice is melting, drought is spreading, forests are dying. To bring that number down, the first task is to stop putting more carbon into the atmosphere. That means a very fast transition to sun and wind and other renewable forms of power. If we can stop pouring more carbon into the atmosphere, then forests and oceans will slowly suck some of it out of the air and return us to safe levels.

Is 350 politically possible?


It’s very hard. It means switching off fossil fuel much more quickly than governments and corporations have been planning. Our best chance to speed up that process will come in December in Copenhagen, when the world’s nations meet to agree on a new climate treaty. Right now, they’re not planning to do enough.

But we can change that–if we mobilize the world to swift and bold climate action, which is what we’re planning to do on October 24th. Take action! Join with those where you live!


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  • October 24, 2009, 11:37 am Anonymous

    From Catherine BTW–
    Well, as usual, I am behind on the exercises. But I do appreciate that as I have stopped to do them–I realized how infrequently I stop to listen to my deeper big picture self. Our climate struggles make sense to me as I recognize a similar contemporary habit of living expediently rather than living mindfully. I am posting my five affirmations & have realized I need to take my time on some of the other exercises, especially where I was surprised by what came up. A day of climate action (internally & externally) indeed! My affs:
    I open myself to seeing my gifts. (Creativity is a blessing I accept.)
    I welcome and bless my dreams of creating art. (I have a right to be an artist).
    I now give (treat) myself and my creativity with time and attention (more generously).
    I am willing to release what has kept me from my art. I am willing to receive guidance & new perspectives in creating art. (I now accept God’s help unfolding my life.)
    I trust my inner voice; I am becoming who I want to be. (I now accept creative recovery.)

  • October 24, 2009, 11:48 am Beth Owl's Daughter

    These are so beautiful!!! And I'd not thought of how this ties in with the global actions for the climate, but now that you've revealed it – well of course!

    So thank you for discovering this juicy magical alignment! Magic IS afoot!

    Think how amazing and transformed the world would be if everyone, or even just LOTS of people moved just a teensy bit in the direction of your affirmations. Thank you so much for sharing them!

    – Beth