Tomorrow, October 24, is the International Day of Climate Action, expressed by a number: 350. Why? 350 parts per million is the safe upper limit of CO2 for the earth's atmosphere. Right now, mostly because of our use of fossil fuels, we are at 387, which is why the polar ice caps are melting.
The mission of International Day of Climate Action is 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.
One action is to creatively express the number 350 and send a picture and caption to firstname.lastname@example.org. My photo is made of plastic bottle caps picked up from sidewalks near my apartment.
Please check out 350.org. There will be plenty to do, even after October 24. It sounds a bit melodramatic, but the future of our planet really is at stake. World leaders are meeting in Copenhagen in December to discuss what the world's governments plan to do about global warming. It is vitally important that they know we are paying attention and that we demand action from them- ESPECIALLY the United States.