This is a 350.org effort to highlight the perceived need to get below 350 ppm of atmospheric CO2.
At left is the list of luminaries that make up the 350.org messengers. With a team like that, especially with Van Jones, Hansen, and Monbiot on board, who could resist?
I may just drive up there to offer him a ride home, unless of course somebody reading WUWT lives closer and can document how they get there and how they get back. Here’s the details on the walk. They say on the blog that:
“Trekkers will begin on Sept. 20 at Sunset Bay State Park, near Coos Bay. They will finish in downtown Portland on Oct. 24.” – Anthony
From Oregon Live: The Stump – Why I am walking 350 miles
by Phil Carver, guest opinion
From Sept. 20 to Oct. 24, I and a small group of other people will walk 350 miles along the Oregon coast and the Columbia River estuary to highlight the dangers of climate change.
For my last 20 years with state government, I was responsible for monitoring climate science. I retired in 2008 and now feel the need to go more public with this dire situation.
The Oregonian and most newspaper have missed one of the biggest stories of the year.
Sharon Begley, Newsweek’s science editor, wrote an article published July 24 titled: “Climate-Change Calculus: Why it’s even worse than we feared.” In the article she quotes International Polar Year’s David Carlson as saying: “The models just aren’t keeping up” with the reality of CO2 emissions. She notes that: “Although policymakers hoped climate models would prove to be alarmist, the opposite is true, particularly in the Arctic.”
The Oregon 350 Climate Crisis Walk is one of over 1,000 events around the world planned for Oct. 24 by 350.org. The idea is to promote a limit of 350 parts per million of CO2 in the air. The level is currently at 389 and rising 2 ppm per year. The group was founded by James Hansen, a NASA climate scientist, and Bill McKibben, author of “End of Nature” and “Deep Economy.”
Read the complete article and participate in comments at the Orgeon Live website
For an excellent rebuttal of Sharon Begley’s July 24th Newsweek article, see ICECAP here