Climate action day set for Oct. 24 worldwide

On Oct. 24, climate change events will take place all around the world, coordinated by, a web-based coalition fighting to win policies to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the current level of about 380 parts per million.

These actions, almost 3,000, are taking place in over 150 countries, and vary from house parties up to human chains spelling out “350” on the shores of the Dead Sea, with participants from Israel and Jordon. The aim is to publicize the importance of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and to demonstrate the level of public support for serious action, in advance of the upcoming Copenhagen meeting in December.

The UN-sponsored Copenhagen meeting is to negotiate a treaty to follow the expiration of the Kyoto Accords in 2012. While many countries have taken action, and while bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate, a much more urgent approach is needed.

Go to for information on why 350 is an important number, to find an event near you, or to organize an event yourself.

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Marc Brodine
Marc Brodine

Marc Brodine is a former AFSCME member and local officer, he is currently an artist and guitar player. Marc writes on environmental issues and is the author of an extended essay on Marxist philosophy and the environment, titled Dialectics of Climate Change