One ride along a crowded highway, one sighting of plumes from a coal fired power plant, one flight over a city, like Los Angeles; or just get behind a truck or bus in a third-world nation; and one statistic about rain forest destruction, and I say that if we think we are not, at the very least, a part of global warming, then we deserve all the sand we might injest while keeping our heads buried in the droughted sand.
This Saturday, October 24, 2009, is International Day of Climate Action sponsored by www.350.org. Check the website for an event near you. Spouse, myself, and longtime New Mexico neighbor and friend, Andy McComb, will participate in the Cambria 350 http://cambria350.org/ this Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. We will distribute information about CO2 and Drinking Water. For this information go to http://watersynergy.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/co2-and-drinking-water/
What does this 350 number mean?
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in “Parts Per Million” in our atmosphere. 350 PPM—it’s the number humanity needs to get back to as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. Presently, our carbon dioxide number is 387 PPM.
There are so many way to reduce our CO2 output. My next set of blogs will reflect on ways we can make simple changes. Oh yes, it would be great if I said that I will always take public transportation–but that doesn’t work as well as I’d like. I would also love to say that YES! I will no longer drive my Nissan Murano. But that’s not a reality check for many reasons. And we all have reasons why we can’t be the perfect enviro-citizen. However, let’s you and I explore the simple and practical things we can do to make a change. Please place your ideas as a comment.