350 International Day of Climate Action

350.org is works with bloggers and new media artists around the world to spread the most important number on Earth and build a movement for change. There are only days to go until the International Day of Climate Action, Oct. 24th, and less than two months until world leaders meet to draft the next major climate treaty in Copenhagen. The organisation is inviting bloggers to embed the 350.org Action Map, Event Search widget, videos and banner on their sites.

350.org Logo

350.org is an international, environmental organization, headed by author Bill McKibben, with the goal of cutting atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions to 80% by 2050, from 2006 baseline emissions of 9,180 million tons of carbon. 350.org takes its name from the research of NASA scientist James Hansen, who posited in a 2007 paper that 350 parts-per-million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere is a safe upper limit to avoid a climate tipping point. The current level is 389 ppm of CO2. The pre-industrial revolution level was 278 ppm. In 1988 the earth’s atmosphere surpassed the 350 ppm mark.

Here’s two of the videos from the 350 campaign.

Why 350?

Click on the image below to play the video.

For a hi-res version of this video, please click here and use your browser to save the page as an .mpeg file.

In Every Corner of the Globe

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See images from the campaign on the 350.org Flickr site.

Download a higher quality mp4 version here (10 megs) – right click on the link and select “save as.”

For a disk image (314 megs) containing both 350 animations visit 350.org/animation.

For more 350-themed videos, including direct updates from organizers around the world, visit the 350org YouTube channel. See the Facebook page and the Twitter channel.

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