This is the generation that must act

Foreword to The New Climate Deal, A Pocket Guide, by the WWF:

This is the generation that must stop the spread of pollution

that is slowly killing the planet…

Rolling back the tide of a warming planet

is a responsibility that we have to ourselves,

to our children, and all of those who

will inherit creation long after we are gone.”

-Barack Obama, Strasbourg. April 2009

350

You have likely seen the number 350 pop up when talking about carbon emissions. The number is key to survival of the planet – it represents the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is safe to have if we expect life to continue to thrive.  Here is an excellent link to an article about the science of 350ppm carbon dioxide, and why this is so important.   350-The Number That Will Save The Planet

The New Climate Deal – A Pocket Guide

The New Climate Deal - A Pocket Guide, from WWF

The New Climate Deal - A Pocket Guide, from WWF

Brilliant – a simple, easy to read (I mean easy to read) guide for anyone to clearly understand the Climate and Economic Crisis.  Download this simple to read POCKET GUIDE to the new climate deal that over 190 countries in the world will participate in is the new “bible for planetary health”.

Except that this is one of the most important tools to quickly read and understand that 2009 needs to be remembered as the year the world found an answer to climate change, the year it found the political will to meet the challenge, and found hope and opportunity in doing so.

This pocket guide provides you with:

  • Key data
  • Easy to read graphs
  • The Copenhagen people
  • The science in a nutshell
  • Why it is possible to keep the temperature below 2ºC increase
  • A brief guide to the new deal
  • Taking responsibility for carbon reduction targets for industrialized nations
  • Technology solutions and action programs
  • Power grids, financing, and carbon markets (easy to understand)
  • Saving our forests and why this is so important
  • Going carbon neutral