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350.org is an international environmental organisation addressing climate change with the goal of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide to 350ppm from the current level of 400 ppm. It was founded by author Bill McKibben with the goal of building a global grassroots movement to raise awareness about human-driven climate change, to confront climate change denial, and to cut emissions of carbon dioxide in order to slow the rate of global warming.
350.org takes its name from the research of Goddard Institute for Space Studies scientist James E. Hansen, who posited in a 2007 paper that 350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere is a safe upper limit to avoid a climate tipping point. (WP)

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Disobedience (film)

Disobedience. The future of the planet is under attack. In just the past few years, we've witnessed unprecedented waves of brutal storms, massive oil spills engulfing our oceans and sea life, and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in human history. Climate change is real, and it's up to the will of the people to reverse its adverse effects. This is the argument that drives Disobedience, a persuasive and handsomely produced documentary from the activist organisation 350.org.
The film places a critical eye on the actions undertaken at the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Summit in Paris. It contends that the final agreement does little to change the tide of global warming in the years to come, and showcases a diverse group of activists throughout the globe who have taken the fight into their own hands. Top Documentary Films, 2016.


  • Dec.16.2018: At last, divestment is hitting the fossil fuel industry where it hurts. $trillions of investments are being taken out of carbon-intensive companies. Govts must now take notice. Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief: "The pensions, life insurances and nest eggs of billions of ordinary people depend on the long-term security and stability of institutional investment funds. Climate change increasingly poses one of the biggest long-term threats to those investments and the wealth of the global economy.” We can’t count on govts alone to do the necessary work – govts worldwide are too often beholden to the fossil fuel companies. We need to keep pushing hard on those companies – and we will. Bill McKibben, co-founder 350.org, The Guardian.