movement is an international campaign to support a solution to the
climate crisis: reducing the level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere
to 350 parts per million (ppm).
contrary to discussions of global warming and temperatures
this campaign focus more on the irresponsible biological
experiment to let the amount of CO2
increase with incalculable consequences.
A group of
green builders at Brearly Architects and Urbanists' form
a 350 on the top of their office building in Shanghai,
China. (Shanghai is hosting the EXPO 2010 which is
focusing on sustainable urban development).
more and more agree that 350 ppm is the sustainable limit of which the
Earth can stay relatively unaffected of human climate
change. Today the amount of CO2
is 387 ppm, so 350 ppm is a demand of decrease of carbon
dioxide in the atmosphere from the present level.
supporters of the campaign admit that the World will hardly
be able to stop the increase before reaching a level of
close to 400 ppm but especially for this reason find it
important to keep focus on the decrease to 350 already now. Before the using coal and oil the amount of CO2 was 275 ppm -
so the goal of 350 is still 25 percent higher than pre-industrial level.
Members of the Komi population in Russia with the 350
The 350 campaign is
a modern movement that over a short time has grown - especially on the
internet among younger people. It intensively uses Facebook, YouTube
etc. to spread the message.
The first major
real-life-event was held at the
24th of October 2009 when activists in 181 countries demonstrated for
the goal of 350. The event included events in Shanghai in China and the first political demonstration on
Antarctica when scientists supported the political statement.
campaign illustrate the goal 350 ppm in the Atmosphere..
campaign is one of the many NGO awareness actions before the
big Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December.
still doubt that it will be possible to stop the increase of the
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere but this campaign focus on the need
for action now. According to many scientists it is possible to
decrease the level to 350. Among other tools it will be needed to stop
using coal as fuel, increase the area of forests, change agricultural
practice and dramatically increase the use of sustainable energy
resources like solar and wind energy.
To read more about
the campaign go to
350.org or find the campaign on
Goal 350 event in Egypt
350 Campaign logo in nature - in Hillerød 40 km north of
Copenhagen where the COP 15 Climate Summit is held in
March is the name of one of the initiatives in China to
catch attention on the CO2-issue
in Shanghai and other major Chinese cities. Also here
the 350 goal is represented.