Saturday, October 24, 2009

Save the World Wednesday: Think Green Thursday:350, Chill out at Climate action Day




I am passionate about environmental issues. Yesterday, I climbed up the Big Kings volcanic cone to show our committment to prevent catastrophic climatic change.
350- What does it mean?

350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide (CO2) measured in parts per million (ppm) in our atmosphere. The current concentration of carbon dioxide is around 389ppm, and is rising 2ppm annually.

350- 350 International Day of Climate Action.

This marks a world wide call for political leaders to commit to a 350ppm.

350- How do we get to 350?
In December, the world leaders will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to negotiate a new climate treaty to reduce CO2 emission.

In Auckland, there was a 350 Big Bike Ride and events at the volcanic cones of Mt Eden, Mt Albert and the Big King.

I was at the Big King and my friend Ngarimu was also there. The Big King is a place of significance to me. Big King is part of Three Kings, but now there is only one cone left. The other two cones had been hollowed out to be a big hole.