What’s the climate in your world? It’s SO hot in my town! There’s been debate about climate change and global warming for some time. The question is: How does this really affect us? Real Climate is a great site that breaks it down to the basics.
My friend DJ Spooky is about to launch a book called The Book Of Ice. It is a graphic design project he created in Antarctica in collaboration with renowned quantum physics scientist Brian Greene and Antarctic climate change specialist Ross A. Virginia, Director of Dartmouth University’s Arctic Studies Lab, one of the best climate change studies programs in the United States.
Bill McKibben, is renowned author of “The End of Nature” and founder of 350.org. 350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. Check out this art piece they organized, which is visible from space! 350 represents the safe level of greenhouse gas emissions scientists say we need to get back to. This is a great representation of people coming together to make a difference.
On another positive note, dozens of bioengineering laboratories are trying to create super-algae that can be used to make diesel or jet fuel. They say that by 2050, seaweed-powered space-liners will fly from London to Tokyo in two-and-a-half hours, at a cruising altitude of 20 miles and generating no significant pollution. Here is a glimpse of the future… Wouldn’t that be great?!
Love & light,