Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What's 350?

Think Green Thursday

The world's melting. I'm melting. Meltdown.

Here's something I wrote.

The mercury has risen, tipping the scales
for climate change. Though all the world does is,
raise an eyebrow asking, is it happening?
Deep in our hearts, we know the smouldering
truth: the heat is frying us.
But because we are not living in Ethiopia,
we just pay for more air-conditioning.
We are in denial. Day after day,
everyone else does the same.
We won’t sell our cars, nor refrain from flying
to whimsical destinations the world over.
Give up gourmet foods, are you crazy?
We are not going back to the Third World.
Don’t point a finger, everyone is exacerbating
the problem of carbon emissions.
The government should do something about
the floods, the droughts, the burning of forests.
When we encounter disasters that are acts of God,
we pray for the grace of miracles.
We will carry on our lives much the same,
colluding to further collapse
the biosphere, because a miracle
will save the polar bear from extinction
and bring us back from the brink
of hellfire.

350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in "Parts Per Million" in our atmosphere. 350 PPM—it's the number humanity needs to get back to as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change.

We pipped 350. We need to get back. Political action needed. Spread the word. Blog it.

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  1. Thank you for posting this Irene. Your post is wonderful and I wasn't aware of this other blog movement so I am going to head over to their web site. Happy Thursday... Michelle

  2. Excellent post! And certainly the appropriate day for it. Thanks for the link.


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