Many honorary degrees</li></li></ul><li>Rising Levels of CO2<br />
Climate Change Science<br />Before the 1800s, the average parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere had been around 275 ppm for millions of years.<br />350 ppm is the highest amount of CO2 the Earth’s atmosphere can hold while sustaining life.<br />We are currently at 388 ppm.<br />
Climate Change Politics<br /><ul><li>UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Check out the video at the left!</li></ul>Mission: to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.<br />
350 Campaigns<br /><ul><li> 350 uses new media, including social networking.
More present in the media than other organizations.
Utilizes unique photo opportunities to draw attention.
Creates new means of affecting change.</li></li></ul><li>October 24, 2009<br /><ul><li>Reported as the “most widespread day of political action in our planet’s history.”
5,200+ calls to action in 181 countries.</li></ul>International Day of Climate Action<br />
June 26, 2010<br /><ul><li>International peaceful protest against offshore drilling.
Followed the BP oil spill of 2010.</li></ul>Hands Across the Sand<br />
October 10, 2010<br /><ul><li>7,300+ actions in 188 countries
Notable: China – 30,000 students implemented the Great Green Initiative</li></ul>10/10/10 Global Work Day<br />
<ul><li>First global art project done for an environmental cause.
Art can be seen from space!</li></ul>350 eARTh<br />
The Great Power Race<br /><ul><li>Competition between the United States, India, and China.
Teams compete by doing projects that promote sustainable practices.
Points are tallied based on difficulty of projects to determine the winning team.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Put Solar On the White House – Road Trip
Solar Power = Clean Energy</li></ul>Put Solar On It<br />
Gearing Up: COP 16<br /><ul><li> COP 16 is the UN’s 16th annual climate conference, currently taking place in Cancun, Mexico.
350.org would like for the convening nations to sign a treaty, limiting emissions.
Founder, Bill McKibben, and the 350 team will be peacefully protesting and holding public gatherings regarding climate change.</li></li></ul><li>Conclusions<br /><ul><li>350 is a legitimate movement that is growing rapidly.
Cutting back on CO2 emissions, amongst other greenhouse gases, is the first step to preventing worldwide climate devastation.
Join the movement! Head to 350.org to find out more about organizing near you.</li></li></ul><li>References<br />Eilperin, Juliet. “Global demonstrations to push for reduced carbon levels.” Washington Post. Web. 24 October 2009.<br />Energy Information Administration (EIA). “International Energy Annual 2006.” 8 December 2009. Web. 22 September 2010.<br />Hands Across the Sand. <www.handsacrossthesand.org><br />Hansen, James, et. al. “Target atmospheric CO2: Where should humanity aim?” Open Atmospheric Science Journal 2 (2008): 217-231.<br />Huffington Post. “Hands Across The Sand: Protest Offshore Drilling.” Huffington Post. Web. 25 June 2010.<br />Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report (2007). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.<br />McDermott, Matthew. “Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is an Eco-Rock Star- Brings Down the House in Copenhagen.” Treehugger.com. Web. 14 December 2009.<br />
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