by Dale Rodebaugh
Herald Staff Writer
Article Last Updated; Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:01AM
Three events scheduled in Durango on Friday and Saturday are
among 3,000 grass—roots rallies in 160 countries this
weekend to call attention to global warming.
International participation in the Day of Climate Action has
been promoted by the loosely organized 350.org — a group
that takes its name from the recommended maximum of 350 parts per
million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The organization,
which claims the support of scientists, the governments of 89
countries and environmental and health-care groups, is a
clearinghouse and information center.
The current level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is 390 ppm.
"350.org just put the idea out there and invited others to
follow," said Claire Ninde, who volunteered to coordinate
publicity for the Durango events...(more)