Sometimes we get the question, where does your name come from?
It’s a good question, and it has to do with the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Things start going downhill fast . . . parts-per-million, carbon-dioxide, methane concentrations, 350 is the last safe level, we’re up over 410 now . . . blah-blah-blah . . .
Today there was a great article in Scientific American that makes all this come alive. I would invite you to read it, a short and sweet blog post called “The Crazy Scale of Human Carbon Emission”:
What does the total CO2 look like that we are putting into the atmosphere every year (40 billion tons)? It’s as if a forest — larger than the continent of Africa — were to burn to a crisp each and every year.
We hope you conclude, as we have, that now is the time to do something about this, stop this madness, and make the Great Transition to a carbon-free renewable energy system.
Jeff Smith, co-chair, 350 Montana