Large-scale Art Project Portrays Climate Effects
Grassroots campaign engages artists and people across the globe to deepen understanding of possible climate change effects.
The 350 Earth art project that ended Thanksgiving weekend paid homage to elephants, eagles, scarab beetles, and polar bears; it called attention to rising seas and gathering storms and dying rivers; and showed how solar cookers and farming can help reverse the trend toward more carbon emissions, according to Bill McKibben, environmentalist, author, and founder of 350.org.
Images from the project can be found at www.350.org.
350 parts per million is the number that scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, according to the group's website. To reduce that number in the atmosphere, the group is developing a "a different kind of ppm ─ -a people powered movement."
The organization is an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement united by a common call to action. By spreading an understanding of the science and a shared vision for a fair policy, McKibben says, the group will ensure that the world creates bold and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. The group is an independent and not-for-profit project.