"On 10/10/10, people at 7347 events in 188 countries got to work on the climate crisis" - for 350.org and we joined in down on the beach in Santa Monica.
Our cleanup was the most serendipitous that I have experienced. My friend Heather - after not hearing back from me about that night's collection for 10/10/10 - called just as we pulled into the parking spot on the beach and was down to meet us in 15 minutes! Thanks Heather!
Three 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."