For environmental activist Bill McKibben, change needs to happen on a grassroots level. He co-founded 350.org, a global movement to make politicians recognize an issue that, in his words, is one of the most important facing the planet — and yet rarely a top news story. To bring attention to a large-scale issue, the organization encouraged large-scale creative demonstrations, visible from space, many of which can be found on their Flickr site.
The number 350 represents the upper limit of a safe amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We have presently surpassed that number and, according to the organization's site: "If we can't get below that, scientists say, the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate."
Some amazing aerial photos of demonstrations and art, including a 3000 person elephant:
New Delhi, India: 3,000 students and teachers at the Ryan International School in New Delhi along with volunteers from the Indian Youth Climate Network joined aerial artist Daniel Dancer to form an enormous elephant with rising seas below to ask world leaders to not ignore the “elephant in the room”—climate change. Climate Elephant by Daniel Dancer
Changing the Climate of Protest With Aerial Art
It's funny how all the right wingers who love to watch, try to deny something that the majority of all scientists believe. They need to stop reading their right wing blogs, and stop watching Fox news. There are people who have a vested interest in trying to make you believe this is a myth. The sad thing is that you fall for it. Of course you can provide a million links trying to dispute this. I think I will stick with the actual scientist, then listen to Fox News. And OP the picture is pretty cool.
Answer by mommom2000 at 10:28 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
imo global warming is total hogwash. if there were not periods of warming throughout the earth's history then we would have never come out of the ice age. it's totally nonsense as far as i'm concerned. it's fine to want to take better care of the earth, i'm a very environmentally conscious person, but the motivation should be taking care of our home, not global warming!
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:51 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
If we say it they will believe it, and we can make them pay HUGE amounts for electricity…
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