23 Sep '11, 3pm

My short take on the vital importance of sustained climate activism, a la #MovingPlanet @Moving_Planet

My short take on the vital importance of sustained climate activism, a la #MovingPlanet @Moving_Planet

Twenty-three months ago, I rode my bike 350 miles down the Northern California coast, across the Golden Gate bridge, and up to a rally in San Francisco. Our small group of cyclists met up with a few more than 1,000 people there, taking part in what CNN would call "the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history." October 24, 2009, was 350.org's first global day of climate action , with thousands of loosely coordinated, locally planned events taking place in 181 countries. It felt like the start of something good, something big. But there's no sugar coating it. The two years since that day have been ... disappointing, to say the least. First there was the grand flop in Copenhagen. Not long after, the cap-and-trade bill failed to even garner a vote in Congress's upper chamber. Since then, climate change as an issue has essentially fallen off the political...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/moving-planet-climate-action

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