Voices from the Edge on 10/22/09
This Saturday, Portlanders will be gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to convince other Oregonians that 350 is a very important number. That's the maximum safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The 350 movement, initiated by author-activist Bill McKibbon, is having actions in over 140 nations this Saturday to pressure governments to take serious action to curb climate change. In the United States, the call to action comes as the U.S. Senate considers the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act and polluting industries mount record-breaking lobbying campaigns in opposition.
This week, Dave talks with Munro Sickafoose, an organizer of the Oregon 350 Climate Action Rally and with Jamie Hogue, Oregon Field Organizer for Climate Solutions, a public interest group that works to create practical and profitable climate and clean-energy policies that work for the environment and the economy.
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Why is 350 an important number? A discussion on climate change.