Massive climate change art in Vancouver

2010-11-08

in Canada, Politics, The environment

On November 21st, 350.org is organizing the creation of a massive art piece in Vancouver, which will be photographed from space. The piece is meant to be about the Athabasca oil sands, and their contribution to climate change.

The 350 movement is named after the maximum concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere they consider safe:

Scientists told us the bottom line three years ago this fall: any amount of carbon greater than 350 parts per million is not “compatible with the planet on which civilization developed and to which life on earth is adapted.” We’re already too high—our air is now 390 ppm CO2—and we’re already feeling the effects.

Please leave a comment if you are planning to attend the Vancouver event.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

oleh November 9, 2010 at 4:11 am

I am planning to attend.

alena November 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I will definitely be there.

oleh November 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Alena, let’s go together.

oleh November 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Perhaps there are other regular readers of this blog who would like to connect at the site with me and possibly Alena. The place seems to be unspecified as of yet.

oleh November 14, 2010 at 2:48 am

Does anyone have further information regarding where this event is occurring?

. November 15, 2010 at 11:27 am

Sign Up – VPSN / 350.org EARTH Satellite Project

* To participate in the satellite art project, you must be able to be on site the entire time, from 9:30am to 11:30am. * All participants are required to bring an umbrella – this will be part of the installation. Green is ideal, but if yours is not green that’s fine too. * Please dress appropriately – this is a RAIN OR SHINE event.

. November 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

Please plan to join us at David Lam Park promptly at 9:30am and plan to stay until 11:30am. Because we don’t control the satellite, folks MUST show up on time and stay until 11am to ensure the image will be ready to be shot by the time the satellite passes overhead.

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