Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Asian Youth Climate Workshop, Bangkok, 2009

The first time to Bangkok.
The first time into a UN meeting.
The first time marching protest for Climate Change.

It's all happen because of
NGO fighting for 350ppm of CO2 level in our atmosphere

The most important number in this planet and the upper safe limit for CO2 level according to Scientists.
The workshop is meaningful and we learned some important skills such as media releasing, event organizing.

The most interesting part is the marching towards UN building.
What the Thai police did is protecting the crowd, unlike my country police, they look for the crowd and stop them.

Anyway, it was a fun event, few thousand people march for
a round 1.30hours, drums, banners, world leader masks, traditional costumes, a lot there!
Just received an email from UM friend, is journals that indicate CO2 level of more than 350ppm in the atmosphere is hurting our coral reef by massive bleaching. Current CO2 level is around 387ppm. is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement united by a common call to action. By spreading an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, we will ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. is an independent and not-for-profit project.

What is 350?
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in "parts per million" (ppm), so 350ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. To get there, we need a different kind of PPM-a "people powered movement" that is made of people like you in every corner of the planet.

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