World Climate Change Day of Action – local event 24 Oct 2009
We got together with friends and family to walk, cycle or bus down to Bournemouth beach to send an urgent message to world leaders in the lead-up to climate talks in Copenhagen, in the form of a giant ‘350’ (see www.350.org).
Manuela Boeckle took a photo from the cliff top.
The weather was a bit racy for picnics, and our plans to build a giant sandcastle.
Local groups involved included East Dorset Friends of the Earth, Bournemouth & Poole Greenpeace, local Transition Towns (Transition Town Poole, Transition Bournemouth, Transition Christchurch, Purbeck PEAT, Transition Wimborne), Poole Agenda 21, SE Dorset Green Party and Christian Aid.
Why 350? Leading scientists and climate experts now believe that 350 parts per million is the upper safe limit of CO2 in our atmosphere. We’re currently at 386 ppm.
Why Blue? It’s the colour for “The Wave” – the big Stop Climate Chaos March in London on December 5th. Be There Too!