September 5, 2009 McKibben, Bob Fest, and 350 By Karen Rybold-Chin
Bill McKibben told Bob Festers last year that climate change was the critical issue of this century. It still is and McKibben is traveling the globe to keep the movement growing.
Current carbon dioxide levels are 387 parts per million and climbing. How long life can be sustained without devastating effect at this concentration of carbon dioxide no one knows, but we do know that 350 is the safe upper-limit.
McKibben sends his greetings to those of us who will be attending Fighting Bob Fest on September 12, and he wants you to know that communities around the planet are beginning to understand what's at stake, our future.
He recently told me, "I'm in South Africa this morning, just arrived from Oslo, on to Israel and Palestine tomorrow...This movement has gone viral, all over the world--with your help we can make the most important number in the world, 350, the most well-known."
There will be a 350.org table at Fighting Bob Fest next weekend. Please look for it and sign up for a local action on October 24th, 2009.
Here is Thom Hartman on the importance of the number 350.