Climate-change vigil scheduled for Friday night


Photo: Snorkelers promote the ‘350’ concept off the coast of the Great Barrier reef – courtesy of www.350.org.

Friday night’s climate change vigil in Fort St. John will try to send a message a world away.

On Friday night, those dedicated to the ‘350’ campaign will be rallying for change, in an effort to impact world leaders at the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Leaders from all over the world, including Canada, are in the European city to craft a new global treaty on cutting emissions.

But, www.350.org says the treaty currently on the table doesn’t meet the severity of the climate crisis.

The ‘350’ concept attempts to unite the world, by rallying for a safe level of CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Many scientists claim that C02 is a leading cause of greenhouse gases, which many believe is causing global warming.

www.350.org states scientists have determined that 350 Parts-Per-Million is the highest safe level of C02 in the atmosphere.

So, candlelight vigils have been held worldwide, to promote that message. Rallies have been documented in thousands of locations worldwide, including Cairo, Egypt and the Great Barrier Reef of the coast of Australia.

Now, there will be a local vigil at the Centennial Park on Friday night.

The vigil begins at 7:00 p.m. and lasts for roughly a half an hour.

Organizers request that you bring your own candle and candle holder. The goal is to get enough people to form a "350" logo.

Pictures will be presented to the Mayor Bruce Lantz, North Peace MLA Pat Pimm and MP Jay Hill.


Photo:  The native tribe ‘Totonacas’ gather at the ancient ruins of El Tajin in Veracruz, Mexico to promote the ‘350’ campaign – courtesy of www.350.org

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