The Louisville 350 Coalition, an organization of Louisville environmental, peace and social justice groups, invite you to join them in an event on October 24 to make a statement on this Global Day of Climate Action. We will be meeting on the Great Lawn Waterfront Park on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as we join grassroots activists around the world to convince world negotiators to target 350 parts per million as the safe upper limit for greenhouse gases.
Dr. James Hansen, a leading scientist at NASA, says that our current greenhouse gas concentration is 386 ppm, which is up 40 percent since the Industrial Revolution and the highest it has been in 650,000 years. He and other experts state that 350 is the safe upper limit. By 2050, greenhouse gases could be at 600 ppm if we don't do something about this issue today. This December, the United Nations global climate treaty committee will be negotiating what will be done about the reduction of greenhouse gases. More than 1,350 events in 98 countries will be making their statement on the 24th.
Here in Louisville, there will be music, speakers, exhibits, puppets, theatre and other fun activities. But the highlight of the day will be at 3:50 p.m. when we spell out "350" with bodies with an aerial fly-over, taking a photo of our statement to the world. Come join us as we speak out for a life-sustaining world.