International Day of Climate Action

350 is one of those number you got to remember cuz if you don’t, it will catch up with you soon and your kids and grandkids may not have place to live (unless of course NASA finds another planet where we can all move to).  The Director of City at Peace (Santa Barbara Youth Group), Nancy asked me to come check out today’s even at the sunken gardens of the County Courthouse: Today October 24th, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history.  At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.  Yes, the kids from City at Peace and friends formed the 350 on the sunken gardens of the County Courthouse, and flew their banner from the Courthouse tower.  They painted themselves blue and green for the earth.  I wanted to be a green guy (or a blue boy) but the camera got in a way :-(

Nancy and a security personal

Kids from City at Peace

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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.

More on 350.org and  City at Peace – Santa Barbara

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2 responses to “International Day of Climate Action

  1. Kenji:
    Thank you for your presence and time this afternoon. Great shots and thanks for putting these up on your web page. We are honored to have you be part of City at Peace SB…
    In Peace,
    JV

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