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  •  10/10/10 or 10.10.10 or 10:10:10 (6+ / 0-)

    different ways of writing a date. 350.org joined up with 10:10 Global and 10:10 Global is helping Bill get the word out about 350.orgs Global Day of Action... just people and groups and orgs working in tandem but not obviously using different characters to separate day from month from year, tis all ... just trying here to tie all diaries together.

       So, what is global warming and what's the problem anyway?

       The science is clear: global warming is happening faster than ever and humans are responsible. Global warming is caused by releasing what are called greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The most common greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide. Many of the activities we do every day like turn the lights on, cook food, or heat or cool our homes rely on the combustion of fossil fuels like coal and oil, which emit carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases when burned. This is a major problem because global warming destabilizes the delicate balance that makes life on this planet possible. Just a few degrees in temperature can completely change the world as we know it, and threaten the lives of millions of people around the world. But don't give up hope! You can help stop global warming by taking action here at 350.org.
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       And what does this 350 number even mean?

       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. (more)

    What did you do when you knew? boatsie

    by boatsie on Fri Oct 01, 2010 at 12:34:37 PM PDT

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