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DOOMSDAY HAS A NUMBER! Do you know it?

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CO2 levels have reached record highs. According to data published by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere now stands at 387 parts per million (ppm). This represents a 35 to 45 per cent increase compared to pre-industrial revolution levels, which are believed to have remained steady at between 260-280 ppm for the preceding ten thousand years.

This news comes hot on the heels of a report by top NASA climatologist James Hansen, which calls for target CO2 levels to be reduced to 350 ppm in order to avoid the “possibility of seeding irreversible catastrophic effects.” The European Union currently has a target ceiling of 550 ppm, which is the world’s most stringent. Hansen, who has repeatedly accused the Kyoto-bashing Bush administration of trying to silence and censor him, fears that unless we take immediate and drastic action, global warming may accelerate at a far higher rate than expected, and life as we know it could end.

He theorizes that a mechanism known as “fast-feedback” will mean that radiation reflecting polar ice caps will melt rapidly, and not gradually as previous models have shown, once a 2-3 degree temperature tipping point is reached. As the ice melts, it will raise ocean levels, meaning that even more of the planet will be covered by heat-retaining water, exacerbating the cycle of global warming.

In the conclusion of a paper submitted to Science magazine last month, Hansen warns that, “If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 385 ppm to at most 350 ppm.”

In order to publicize the 350 ppm bar that Hansen has set, Middlebury College scholar and author Bill McKibben co-founded Project 350. McKibben calls 350 “the red line for human beings” and “the most important number on the planet.”

“Everyone on earth, from the smallest village to the cushiest corner office, needs to know what 350 means,” says McKibben. “The movement to spread that number needs to be beautiful, creative, and unstoppable.”

For more information on the number that will mark our salvation or our doom, go to: www.350.org. To find out how you can become part of the solution, go to: www.wecansolveit.org.

Global warming is an urgent, but solvable problem. That’s why I’ve joined the We Campaign, a powerful nonpartisan movement of concerned citizens that was founded by Nobel Prize Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. We’re already a million strong — and growing each day.

Will you join, too? Visit this site to learn more and add your voice: http://www.wecansolveit.org/

The We Campaign is working to ensure that elected leaders make the climate crisis a priority. Visit: http://www.wecansolveit.org/. Here, you can learn about solutions to global warming, take action steps and even find events happening in your community. Although it’s not too late, global warming is very serious and there is no time to lose. So please don’t wait any longer to get involved – sign up today: http://www.wecansolveit.org/

Together, we can solve the climate crisis.

I just signed the petition to urge our political leaders to sign a treaty to solve the climate crisis. If you add your voice to this issue, we can have an even greater impact and help stop global warming. Please join me by signing:

Sign The Petition

Together, we can solve the climate crisis.

Take Action

What we need most right now are your actions that take the number 350 and drive it home: in art, in music, in political demonstrations, in any other way you can imagine.
Please submit completed actions (with photos, please!) to us at organizers@350.org
Here’s our goal: We want to take this number, 350, and spread it all over the world. We want every human, if they know nothing else about global warming, to know that 350 represents safety. We want to use protest and music and art and video and the net to make that number inescapable, ubiquitous. Everywhere.
If we do, it will help move the international negotiations in that direction—our target is the international community, which is spending the next 18 months negotiating a follow-up to Kyoto. We may not get another shot at this, so let’s get to work on spreading 350.

Donate

We’ve raised some money to get this campaign up and running, but to execute a successful international campaign will require more than we’ve got. If you’re in a position to help, please support Project 350 by making a tax-deductible donation to our 501c3 fiscal sponsor, the Sustainable Markets Foundation,[url=http://secure.wecansolveit.org/page/contribute/... clicking here[/url]

If you’d rather send us an old-fashioned donation, please make a check out to our fiscal sponsor the “Sustainable Markets Foundation” and with “Project 350″ in the memo. It can be mailed to:

Project 350
c/o Sustainable Markets Foundation
Attn Jay R. Halfon
80 Broad St., ste. 1600
New York, NY 10004

MY MERCHANDISE FOR ADDED DONATIONS

Because I only can offer a small donation, I choose to use my best asset which is creating art for this organization and donate 100% of all my profits on these specific products. Please take a moment and consider purchasing one in support and placing the item in a well viewed area of your home/office so that it will create a buzz and when asked you can let people know about this issue & petition.

PROJECT 350

Thank you
Lisa

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Global warming is an urgent, but solvable problem. That’s why I’ve joined the We Campaign, a powerful nonpartisan movement of concerned citizens that was founded by Nobel Prize Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. We’re already a million strong — and growing each day.

Will you join, too? Visit this site to learn more and add your voice: http://www.wecansolveit.org/

The We Campaign is working to ensure that elected leaders make the climate crisis a priority. Visit: http://www.wecansolveit.org/. Here, you can learn about solutions to global warming, take action steps and even find events happening in your community. Although it’s not too late, global warming is very serious and there is no time to lose. So please don’t wait any longer to get involved – sign up today: http://www.wecansolveit.org/

Together, we can solve the climate crisis.

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