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Real Climate Gate …

December 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

A leaked document from COP15 negotiations shows that the concept of putting civilization on a path toward survival simply isn’t even on the table. Until a few years ago (including in the IPCC reports), the ‘consensus’ seemed to be that flattening CO2 levels at 550 ppm might be acceptable in terms of the planetary system’s […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

The Bells Toll For Us

December 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“Ask not for whom the bell tolls”, since, today, it is for us, our children, and our childrens’ children for whom the bells toll across Denmark. As Danish police assaulted peaceful climate activists, as non-governmental organizations accredited to the COP15 face lockouts, and youth activists sit in protest inside the building calling for a FAB […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · energy efficiency · Global Warming · government energy policy · politics Founder Bill McKibben Speaks in Ann Arbor

November 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This guest post from B Amer provides one attendee’s perspective on a Bill McKibben speech. As a part of a fundraiser for Ann Arbor’s Ecology Center at least 40,000 people (using Michelle Bachmann math) heard a great, sobering speech last night by the founder of, Bill McKibben. I was fortunate enough to be there […]

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Supermodels take it off for the climate … Do you want to get to 350 too?

October 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The video, as you will see, ends with this line: So this is what 352 parts per million looks like. If you want to see 350 parts per million, our natural state, then you have to get your politicians to act now. Okay, a small caveat is in order. Who ever said that 350 parts […]

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Tags: climate change · Energy · energy efficiency · Global Warming · government energy policy · political symbols · politics

“We will die …” Maldives underwater cabinet meeting

October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This guest post is from RLMiller [Subscribe]who is becoming a strong and impassioned blogosphere voice on climate issues, serving the organizing role in the “Adopt a Senator” effort to track positions taken by Senators on climate issues and pressure them to adopt reality-based policy approaches. The key take-way from this post: Do not lose sight […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · environmental justice · Global Warming

Playing For The Planet: World Music against Climate Change

September 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A guest post from Warren Senders, providing a window on how one man is taking his own skills to help raise awareness about Global Warming and why 350 is the most important number in the world. If you’re in the Boston, MA, area come 24 October, perhaps this is an event that might interest you. […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

Is it time to ask? 300+ Groups Make Boxer Appeal

August 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Virtually with each passing day, the scientific understanding of the depths of our climate change challenge deepens. Just this week, the head of the IPCC, stated (in a private capacity) that the IPCC almost certainly understated the case and has joined an increasing number of scientists calling for a target of 350 ppm of CO2 […]

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Setting a limit … and fighting for it: and an October engagement

June 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Setting a limit … and fighting for it: and an October engagement

350 … it is the most important number … Book yourself, your friends, your neighbors, your community for 24 October.

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Tags: Bill McKibben · climate change · environmental · Global Warming

The power of 350 … spreading the word

June 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on The power of 350 … spreading the word

Prior to the industrial era, the atmosphere was at about 280 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Now, we are about 387 and growing at nearly 2 ppm per year. The ‘old’ (a few years ago) scientific consideration was that it seemed we could stabilize, without utterly catastrophic risk, at 450 ppm or below. This […]

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