350 or bust: Rolling The Dice: CO2 Concentration Hits Record High Amid Global Inaction On Climate Change

Via The Guardian: The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 399.72 parts per million (ppm) and is likely to pass the symbolically important 400ppm level for the first time in the next few days. Readings at the US government’s Earth Systems Research laboratory in Hawaii, are not expected to reach their 2013 ...

350 or bust: Chasing Ice: Fox News Fan Discovers Bill O’Reilly Lies About Climate Change

Here’s a video that’s going viral. When I first watched it on Tuesday, it had just over 3,000 views. Late on Tuesday it was posted on DeSmogBlog.com , and when I saw it there yesterday it was up to 18,000. This morning it’s up to 44,571. So if you’re interested in what a diehard Bill ...

350 or bust: Is The Climate Really Too Big To Fail?

350.org has a new campaign to bring home the reality of climate change to people in North America. They are asking people to “connect the dots ” on 5/5/12 by protesting, educating, documenting and volunteering along with thousands of people around the world to support the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis: ...

350 or bust: Global Warming Debunked

Well, okay, maybe not so much debunked as, well, confirmed.  Oops – it  turns out we should still be worried, and working our butts off to preserve this wonderful world for our children and all the yet-to-be-born children. This video looks at four examples that clearly illustrate the impact of a warming planet: the reduction ...

350 or bust: We’ve Been Messin’ Where We Shouldn’t Have Been A-Messin’

Climate change, You Scary: In which Hank Green details the five scariest things that will likely happen because of climate change. * Find the Sci Show: Where the science goes on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Want to know what to do? Go to: Citizens Climate Lobby to join the movement building the political ...

350 or bust: Celebrating Winter

After all of the politicking and game-playing in Durban last week at the U.N. climate negotiations while both the suffering of poorer nations and the scientific evidence were ignored in favour of the status quo, I think it’s time to remember and celebrate what we do have. At the same time, I am reminded of ...

350 or bust: Canada At Durban Climate Talks: Talking Green, Walking Dirty

Fresh from Ani’s blog, this video of the large crowd of people have gathered outside the negotiations room at COP17 to stand with Africa as the negotiations come to a close: Here are other recent posts from Ani, with her observations of COP17: Talking green, walking dirty: a snapshot of Canada’s negotiation strategy: What looked ...

350 or bust: What Can Change In A Day?

In the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore answers the question, “What Can Change In a Day?”. A whole lot, it turns out – just ask the people living on the Susquehanna River last week when Tropical Storm Lee hit then and displaced them, or the folks in New Orleans about Hurricane Katrina, or the people ...

350 or bust: Extreme Weather Costing U.S. Billions – When Does The Climate Change Lightbulb Go On?

It’s been an exhausting and extreme year weather-wise across the U.S., as this pointed out in this Reuters article, Weather Disasters Keep Costing the U.S. Billions This Year. And yet, there is still resistance across that country and my own, furiously propped up by wealthy fossil fuel interests, to the scientific evidence pointing out people’s ...

350 or bust: Shape Up Or Ship Out: A Northern Perspective On Global Warming

Xavier Kataquapit is originally from Attawapiskat, Ontario on the James Bay coast. In his popular newspaper column, Under the Northern Sky, he writes about his experiences as a First Nation Cree person. In April he wrote this column, Shape Up Or Ship Out, about how global warming is already affecting the north. Here is an ...

350 or bust: A Requiem For Planet Earth – And Ourselves

I am getting away from it all, canoeing for a week in beautiful Woodland Caribou Park. In the meantime, enjoy this: From young film maker Vivek Chauhan and naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network comes this non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders, corporations, and our mindless consuming are combining to destroy ...

350 or bust: Business As Usual Is Over: Value Change Required For Survival

Today’s blog posting was initially posted on 350orbust on June 30, 2010: Chief Oren Lyons said, when speaking about Climate Change at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in 2007: We’re talking about change. People have to change. Directions have to change. Values have to change. There is no ...

350 or bust: Remember, We Shouldn’t Make Connections Between Climate Change And All The Extreme Weather Events We’ve Been Experiencing Lately

From an op-ed by Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org, narrated and illustrated by Stephen Thomson of Plomomedia.com: The transcript of the original article: “Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week’s shots from Joplin, Mo., you should not wonder: Is this somehow related ...

350 or bust: Climate Scientist Heidi Cullen On The “C-Word”

Climate Quote of the Day: But even though we don’t have all the answers — and maybe never will — we do know enough to act. And that is really the bigger point, the one I try to bring home when the phone rings. The recent National Research Council’s “America’s Climate Choices” report advised Congress ...

350 or bust: Deadly Tornado In Massachusetts Pulls Water From River, And Other Friday Links

It’s a rainy Friday in northwestern Ontario as we head into a weekend which will include, for our family, watching the second hockey game of the Stanley Cup finals between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins. I know, today is significant because it’s the day that Stephen Harper’s government makes it first Speech from ...