Darcy Garlick-Kelly, Ahri Tallon and Colin Lyte getting ready for the 350 climate ride.
Darcy Garlick-Kelly, Ahri Tallon and Colin Lyte getting ready for the 350 climate ride.

Action to reduce carbon pollution

Three hundred and fifty people on push bikes will tell Lismore and the world why we need to reduce carbon emissions.

The action is part of a worldwide movement to focus attention on the number 350 before the Copenhagen climate change conference because climate scientists have insisted that 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide is the highest rate we can safely have in the atmosphere.

More than 2000 simultaneous actions will be happening in over 150 countries, including the slopes of Mt Everest and an underwater action on the Great Barrier Reef. The Lismore action will be part of the grand parade at the North Coast National show and, once they have completed a lap of the parade route, the 350 cyclists will form up into the shape of the number 350 for a photo. Images from all over the world, including the Lismore action will be featured on giant video screens in Times Square, New York, and delivered to the United Nations as visual documentation of the day of action.

. 89 countries have already endorsed the 350 target, as well as the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, the world's foremost climate economist, Sir Nicholas Stern, and Nobel prize-winner Al Gore.

The Lismore event is being organised by YES, the Youth Environmental Society and they are still looking for some riders (or walkers) to take part.

Obviously they need to know the numbers because they don't want more than 350 people do they? Email yesaction.nr@gmail.com if you want to be a part of it. They are meeting across the road from the showground's main gate at 7pm on Saturday, October 24.


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